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YOUCAN Youth Services operates in Edmonton and offers various programs and projects that have made an enormous impact within the community.

YOUCAN Youth Services Timeline

2003

YOUCAN is established as a full-time office in Edmonton, run by one dedicated staff member and many youth volunteers.

2003

YOUCAN hosts a national youth conference with a Conflict Resolution theme and starts to establish a name within the Edmonton Community.

2003

YOUCAN Youth Services moves from a home office into an office at the West End Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton.

2004

YOUCAN Youth Services implements many youth for youth conflict resolution projects within the Edmonton Community.

2004

YOUCAN Youth Services implements the Peacebuilders pre-employment program and hires two staff.

2007

YOUCAN Youth Services grows to two locations and implements the Verto Project pre-employment program and hires 4 more staff.

2008

YOUCAN Youth Services moves into our current location and blends the Peacebuilders and Verto Projects into one program.

2009

2010

To avoid confusion about the services we provide in Edmonton, YOUCAN adds Youth Services to it's name and logo.

2010

YOUCAN Youth Services implements our Relentless Youth Outreach Worker Program and hires 5 Relentless Outreach Workers.

2011

YOUCAN Youth Services implements our Relentless Youth Outreach Worker In-School Program and hires 3 In-School Relentless Outreach Workers.

2013

A new local board is established for YOUCAN Youth Services in Edmonton, and we are considered a stand-alone organization as the Ottawa office is closed permanently.

2016

2018

YOUCAN Youth Services launches a new website and rebrands with a new logo.

2018

YOUCAN Youth Services in Edmonton has grown significantly since 2002, with more than 20 staff serving over 400 youth annually.

2018