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The YES is grateful to work on Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Homelands and run camp programming on the lands of the Lake Cowichan First Nation

Mailing address:


PO Box 45033

Victoria, B.C.

V9A 0C3

Contact information:

Phone: 604-960-1377


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classroom workshops


The YES is proud to provide classroom workshops for secondary schools (Grades 8-12). Our workshops are a perfect fit for BC’s Core Competencies. Focusing on critical thinking, communication, self-awareness, and empathy building.  Our workshops are presented by charismatic and professional facilitators who make our workshops entertaining, engaging and fun while catering to different learning styles and types of intelligence. They come to this work with an extensive background in facilitation, youth empowerment and skill development.

Some of our pre-programmed workshops are listed below, but we often work with schools and teachers to customize our workshops to better suit the needs of students.

If you have any questions or would like to book a workshop please contact us.

Global Awareneness

Our Global Awareness workshop is focused on creating new perspectives for youth and discussing the state of the global world we live in. Through a visual and participatory demonstration of global population and resource consumption, we take an astronaut’s view of the planet and explore the concepts of inequality, privilege and personal responsibility.

Recommended for Social Studies 11 or Social Justice 12 Classes.


Our Leadership workshops are about dissecting the nature of Leadership, and demonstrating the various styles and roles a leader can embody. Through games, thought provoking activities and discussion participants will learn about the multitude of qualities, skills and techniques leaders rely on. Participants will be empowered to recognize their personal leadership strengths and put them to use by contributing to the communities they are a part of.

Recommended for senior leadership classes and student government groups.

Communication Skills

In this workshop participants learn how effectively communicate with everyone from friends and family to potential employers. We break interpersonal communication down into basic components and look at where miscommunications can arise.  Through entertaining and engaging games and activities students will learn how to communicate effectively face-to-face, communicate responsibly in conflict situations, listen well and contribute to group discussions in a positive way. 


Recommended for Grade 9 English, Planning 10, Leadership and Student Government groups.


The self-awareness session helps students develop a greater understanding of their strengths, beliefs and values. Through games and reflective activities the workshop will help students to explore their personal attributes and gain appreciation for their unique skills, intelligences and the roles they play within larger groups.

Recommended for Planning 10 and Leadership Classes


Co-operation is a fundamental skill to any effective team, and is essential for youth working together in a classroom, on a team or as part of any group. Through challenges and fun games participants will learn the countless benefits of co-operation, while developing stronger social ties to one another and a sense of focus. Participants will also learn the intricate skills of effective meeting skills and teamwork.

Recommended for Planning 10, Leadership and Student Government groups.