2022-2023 Annual Report
Thank you for your support and partnership during our 2022-2023 fiscal year. The world is rapidly adjusting to new realities and innovating ways that we can connect, be safe, and relate to each other, and so is YESS. In our 2022-2023 year, we focused on data, evaluation, reflection, analysis, and process improvement. We spent the year envisioning what YESS needs to be in the next five and 10 years and all of the opportunities in front of us. I am most proud of the way YESS staff and youth supported each other through periods of illness, change, fatigue, and sometimes despair. This work is difficult, complex, messy, and emotional, and we make mistakes all the time, but we lean in and continue to grow and get better, which is exactly what the young people are doing.
And as always, I and we all are so grateful for the love, support, passionate commitment, and friendship we receive and share with our partners, donors, funders, and neighbours.
President & CEO | Youth Empowerment and Support Services
2022-2023 Outcomes & Results
Some of the success stories
I disciplined myself so strongly because I wanted change. I am so resilient. I always have been, but I didn’t see it until I had gone through treatment... I worked so hard to build up all my supports to be where I am today.Mariah, YESS Youth
When I became sober, I felt like I became a completely different person. I was positive about life, talkative, met good friends, and felt like I was able to succeed and move on from pretty traumatic events in my past.Alyssa, YESS Youth