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Thank you Microsoft!


microsoft_logoOn Thursday November 20, YES participated in the Microsoft at Toronto Eaton Centre grand opening event.

We were one of four charities chosen to partner with Microsoft for this special event, where we were awarded more than $60,000 in technology grants. Many YES clients, staff, and friends came out to support YES and Microsoft. We had a fun-filled morning of networking, socializing, cheering on our President Nancy Schaefer as she received the cheque on our behalf, and checking out Microsoft’s latest technology.

Dennis Lopes, Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Canada stated: “We were delighted that YES participated in our celebration. They are committed to helping young people identify and seize employment opportunities, which aligns with the objectives of our YouthSpark program. At Microsoft, we are passionate about empowering people and organizations to do more and achieve more. We hope our software donation will help YES be even more successful in fulfilling its mandate for the benefit of youth in our communities.”

With these donations we will be able to improve our technology which will help our clients prepare for jobs and job search more effectively. We thank everyone for coming out to support us and Microsoft for selecting us as partner. Together we are changing lives!