There are many ways you can make a positive difference in the lives of youth in our community. One of more of these options might be right for you!

Contact our Fund Development team at 780.468.7070 or if you have any questions or want to move forward with your gift!

For us, legacy comes through relationship. Who has touched your life in a deeply influential way, and when have you done the same? For young people experiencing crisis and housing instability, it is often just ONE SINGLE individual who takes an interest, sees their value, or who just believes in them that changes the trajectory of their own self perceptions and future. This is the power of one and the power of an intentional plan to make an impact. Your planned gift has the power to impact the lives of young people in a very real and direct way. 

One of the most significant ways that someone can support YESS is by planning an estate or legacy gift ensuring that your legacy has lasting effect on the wellbeing of youth in our city. It is often the commitment of one individual that can make all the difference in the trajectory of a young person’s life.

Download our 2023 Planned Giving Newsletter


Planned Giving Newsletter Archive | 2021 | 2022

Charitable Bequest

You can leave a lasting legacy for youth by making a bequest in your will.


YESS has an Endowment Fund with the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). An endowment fund means the principal gift is not spent but income from that gift supports YESS every year.

Publicly Traded Securities

Save taxes and increase the impact of your gift to YESS through an in-kind gift of publicly traded securities. There is more information on this Gift of Securities form. If you are ready to make a donation of securities, please use this letter of authorization.

Insurance Gifts

You can transfer ownership of an existing life insurance policy to YESS and you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of the policy.

Donate a Car Canada

Donate a Car Canada makes donating your vehicle simple for you and for your favourite charity!

YESS and Donate a Car Canada have partnered so you can easily donate your old car and make a difference in the lives of youth in Edmonton.

To start the donation process with Donate a Car visit

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