For over 45 years, co-ops and credit unions have been generously supporting The Youth Excellence Society's programs. In 2019, each of the co-operative organizations listed below 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, 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 grant funding from the following organizations in 2019:

United Way Thompson

Nicola Cariboo

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, in addition to the many schools we were invited into in 2019 for workshops.

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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