The Employment Champion for Youth Canada’s Employment Champion for Youth
YES is Canada's leader and has helped hundreds of thousands of youth find employment

About YES

The Employment Champion for Youth

Mission Statement

YES believes that employment is empowerment and the cornerstone of safe and healthy communities. YES leads the Canadian youth sector with innovative programs that empower disadvantaged and vulnerable youth to become self-sufficient contributing members of society.

Our Vision

Changing Lives…Forever

Awards & Recognition:

  • Proud Recipient of the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities’ Awards
    • Minister’s Award for Service Delivery Innovation
    • Minister’s Gold Award for Service Delivery Excellence
    • Minister’s Silver Award for Service Delivery Excellence
  • The National Service Award from The Rotary Club of Toronto – Power of Rotary Awards
  • Mayor’s Community Safety Award – City of Toronto
  • Harvard Business School Club of Toronto Leadership Award in the not for profit sector: Recipient Nancy Schaefer
  • The Community Service Award from The Rotary Club of Toronto West for “Meritorious Service to Youth”
  • YES is proud to have received a 4 Star rating, the highest possible, on Charity Intelligence


  1. The Youth Employment Solution: From Universal Healthcare to Universal Employment
    Osgood Hall Law Review
    By Timothy Lang – YES President & CEO
  2. Good Job! A Young Person’s Guide to Finding, Landing, and Loving a Job
  3. Good WORK! Get a GREAT JOB or be your OWN BOSS: a young person’s guide.
  4. Good WORK! Facilitator’s Guide
  5. Un travail pour moi! Guide à l’intention des jeunes pour obtenir l’emploi de ses rêves ou démarrer son entreprise
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