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YES appoints Timothy Lang as new President & CEO


Tim LangJune 6, 2015 – Youth Employment Services YES, Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Lang as President and Chief Executive Officer.

“The Board of Directors and Presidential Selection Committee conducted a comprehensive search to identify a President and CEO who will help lead YES into the future and ensure that it continues to achieve its vision of ‘Changing lives…forever’. As President and CEO, Tim Lang will lead a strong team that helps thousands of young people develop skills that help secure employment”, said James Hunter, Chair of the Board of Directors. “We are delighted to have found such a leader in Tim Lang, whose exemplary qualifications will build on YES’ extraordinary strengths and further position the organization for long-term, success.”

Timothy Lang has held executive and senior management positions in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, with an extensive leadership record of success. Most recently Tim served as Vice President, Advancement at St. Francis Xavier University, where he helped achieve record funding and reputational growth. Previously Tim held executive and management positions with Energy Savings Income Fund, Bell Canada, and Xerox. Tim has served on several not-for-profit boards including the Children’s Aid Society Foundation and various food banks and youth organizations. Tim holds a B.A. from StFX University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Manitoba. Tim received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012 for outstanding contributions to the community.

“I am very passionate about the mission at YES and look forward to working with an exemplary team to help make YES greater still”, said Mr. Lang. “YES has received tremendous support from individuals, corporations and government, including Federal, Provincial and the City of Toronto, and this has led to YES having an impact on hundreds of thousands of lives over nearly 50 years. We will strive to grow and help even more youth in the future.”

Vice Chair of the Board, Patti Wright stated, “We are excited to have Tim lead the YES organization, and his record of innovation and ability to inspire and excite stakeholders will help achieve the YES mission”.

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.

Timothy Lang assumes his duties as YES President & CEO effective July 6, 2015.