As a not-for-profit organization, YES (Youth Employment Services) enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses.
About YES (YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES)
YES is a community-based organization that provides comprehensive job-search and entrepreneurial assistance to job-seekers, entrepreneurs and artists in Quebec. With over 10,000 visits to our centre annually, YES is an established and much-needed service provider in the province. The job-search program is for job seekers aged 18 to 35 and includes workshops, courses, one-on-one career counseling, career mentorship services and internships. The entrepreneurship and artists programs are open to individuals of all ages and include individual coaching services, workshops & seminars, an annual conference and business plan contests.
The entrepreneurship and artists programs are open to individuals of all ages and include individual counseling services, workshops & seminars, an on-going Speaker Series and business plan contests. Entrepreneurs also have access to an entrepreneurial mentorship program. Additionally, YES is spearheading the ‘Advancing Women in STEM’ initiative. Through collaborations with industry and community leaders, the initiative aims to introduce new policies and best practices to increase women’s retention and access to leadership positions in the STEM industry.
What People Are Saying
"My studies taught me how to be a great photographer, but I was never trained in business or sales. YES has helped me figure out what type of edge I had on the photography market and go for the right clients. There is no way I would be working for myself if it wasn't for YES."
— Loïc Pravaz, YES client
"The YES Art Expo brought me the full attention of major art galleries that wouldn’t consider me before, even though I had previously contacted them a few months ago; seeing my works through the Expo’s professional setting made this happen."
— Louis-Bernard St-Jean
"I attended the Artist's Conference and can honestly say that I descended that staircase as one person and ascended it afterwards as another. The information that was imparted to us served to transform my behavior especially the talk delivered by Jordan LeBel of The John Molson School of Business. "
— Glenna Tissenbaum