For over 45 years, co-ops and credit unions have been generously supporting The Youth Excellence Society's programs. Each of the co-operative organizations listed below have contributed much needed resources to facilitate the inclusion of young people in the co-op and credit union movement:

Alberni District Co-operative Association, Armstrong Co-op, Bulkley Valley Credit Union, CCEC Credit Union, Central 1 Credit Union, Co-operative Housing Federation BC, Coastal Community Credit Union, Community Futures Development Corp., North Okanagan, Community Savings, Decosmos Village Housing Co-op, Dundee Court Housing Co-operative, East Kootenay Credit Union, First Credit Union, Four Rivers Co-operative, G&F Financial Group, Grand Forks District Savings Credit Union, GVC Credit Union, Hornby Island Co-op, Huntington Place Housing Co-op, Killarney Gardens Housing Cooperative, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Ladysmith & District Credit Union, Mackenzie Consumers Cooperative Association, Mid Island Consumer Services Co-op, Nelson and District Credit Union, North Peace Savings Credit Union, Northern Savings Credit Union, Osoyoos Credit Union, Otter Farm & Home Co-operative, Peninsula Co-op, Prospera Credit Union, Revelstoke Credit Union, Rotary Club – Ashcroft, Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, Sharon’s Credit Union, Summerland Credit Union, Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Terra Nova Housing Co-op, Tofino Co-op, Ucluelet Co-op, Vancity Savings Credit Union, Westminster Savings Credit Union, Williams Lake & District Credit Union -100 Mile House Branch

In 2019, 66% of our participants received either full or partial sponsorship to attend The YES - thank you to our co-op and credit union supporters!

"I have had the most wonderful and incredible time, and I am so incredibly grateful for everything I have learned, and that I had the opportunity to attend this camp that has forever changed my life.”

-Emily, Roots B 2019, from South Surrey, BC

"As always the Rossland kids return changed, possessing a more positive outlook, more self assured and confident and determined to contribute to the community. Thanks for all you do with them."

-Gordon, Nelson & District Credit Union

The YES is grateful to have received funding and donations from the following organizations in 2020/2021 for virtual programming:

Kootenay Savings Credit Union

Otter Farm and Home Co-op

The Co-operators Insurance and Financial Services

Nelson & District Credit Union

Coastal Community Credit Union

Peninsula Co-op

Northern Savings Credit Union

DeCosmos Village Housing Co-op

Salmon Arm Savings Credit Union

Vancity Savings Credit Union

Greater Vancouver Community Credit Union

Alberni and District Co-op

In addition, we thank the following supporters for their contributions to The YES for our school programs, including workshop tours, student government retreats, and Change it Up programs:

Beeta International Education Group, Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Merritt Secondary School,

Northern Savings Credit Union, Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School, Vancouver District Students' Council

If you're interested in becoming a supporter of The YES programs, please contact us for more information. We also welcome tax-deductible donations. Thank you for your support!

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The YES is grateful to work on Lekwungen 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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