True YESS Champions: The Home Depot Canada Foundation

The Home Depot Canada Foundation has become personally invested in taking action through The Orange Door Project to bring housing options and hope to the kids that YESS assists. In collaboration with community… Continue reading

True YESS Champions: Collin Bruce Mortgage Mentor Team

Collin Bruce is a driven, dedicated, and generous man surrounded by a loving family and a committed team of professionals. A strong supporter of YESS, he is always looking for what we need… Continue reading

True YESS Champions: Dave and Gwen Burroughs

Dave and Gwen Burroughs are true champions of the youth who come to YESS, and have been for almost a decade. YESS provides support to youth who are in crisis and experiencing homelessness… Continue reading

Life Is A Journey

Sometimes life can be a tricky thing to wrap your head around. Growing up was difficult, trying to understand this world. When I was younger I wasn’t afraid of anything. Nothing could hold… Continue reading

A Girl on a Mission – to Help YESS!

Ava-Lynn Carruthers is a 6-year-old with a passion for helping YESS. She thinks no one should be homeless, especially not kids. Ava has a heart of gold and has helped us at a… Continue reading

I Don’t Want My Friends To See Me Differently

Safiyo and her younger brother moved from their childhood home in Kenya to live with their mother in Canada. It should have been a joyous family reunion and the first steps in Safiyo… Continue reading

YESS Achieves 3-Year Accreditation with CARF!

What is accreditation? Accreditation is a formal process that certifies competency, authority, and credibility of individuals and organizations. Electricians and hairstylists are accredited by professional organizations. Educational programs are accredited for meeting standards… Continue reading

Getting Our Youth Where They Need to Go

One summer day, a girl—we’ll call her  Susan—and her friend were excited to go to the Eskimos game they had won tickets to. Not wanting to worry about having to find parking at Commonwealth… Continue reading

YESS Heads to the Links!

On September 3, YESS hosted our 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic with almost 140 golfers and a crew of volunteers and staff at The Links in Spruce Grove. A chilly morning turned into… Continue reading

Mealshare Brings Local Restaurants Together for YESS

Mealshare is an organization with a simple goal: buy one meal, give one meal. Founded by Andrew Hall and Jeremy Bryant in 2013, Mealshare has grown to share partnerships and serve communities across… Continue reading


As the days start to get a little bit shorter and the air starts to get a little bit cooler, we can’t help but reminisce about what a remarkable summer it’s been at… Continue reading

This Is My Story

This is the story of one of our youth. Client names and identifying information have been changed to protect their privacy. Images used are representations of YESS’s clients. I came to Canada from Uganda… Continue reading

The Misunderstood Difference between Sponsorship and Donations

Sponsorships and donations are tricky; on the surface they look very similar and without a deeper understanding of them you won’t know the difference. The two could not be more different but both… Continue reading

10 Reasons You Should Sign-Up for Homeless For A Night!

Not sure if you want to participate in Homeless for a Night this year? We’ve put together 10 GREAT reasons to convince you that you should be at TELUS Field with us on… Continue reading

Employees at Foster Park Brokers Take on Homeless For A Night…AGAIN!

  In 2014, Foster Park Brokers’ team, FPB Homies, raised $4,932 in pledges for Homeless for a Night, surpassing their fundraising goal of $4,000! This year they are at it again! We are… Continue reading

The Impact YESS Makes Because of People Like You

This week, we wanted to share some of the struggles our youth face, and the impact YESS has been able to make because of our dedicated volunteers, staff, donors, sponsors and supporters –… Continue reading

An Evening in NeverLand

  On April 24, YESS transported nearly 300 guests to a place where dreams are born and time is never planned – to the magical place of NeverLand!   Upon arriving at the Renaissance… Continue reading

A Night To Remember

by Nancy Ng You would think that the night of Friday June 13, 2014 would be filled with fear and bad luck. Oh such superstitions! It was anything but black cats crossing your… Continue reading

10 of April’s Remarkable Updates

Staff came together at the end of April for an agency wide staff meeting.  Each department, from the Facilities Team to the Management, Communications, Human Resources, and Programs Teams, talked about what was going… Continue reading

My Favourite Organization in Edmonton

One of the driving forces behind YESS is our volunteers, affectionately known as Generation YESS. We couldn’t do what we do without this special group of people! To celebrate National Volunteer Week we… Continue reading