“YES was an inspiring event like no other and I was filled with joy to meet so many amazing people. I don’t live in my First Nations community and I am grateful for the events, gatherings and places that prepare the fertile grounds to connect. I am very thankful to all of you at New Relationship Trust for making an event as GREAT as YES!” Logan Ashley, former YES delegate

“Attending YES 2017 was a great experience for me. I was able to get out of my comfort zone and overcome shyness. By the end of the symposium I was networking…and making friends. I gained confidence and will continue to work on public speaking…” Cheyanna Kootenhayoo, former YES delegate

“This is my second time attending YES, and I saw improvements in both my own skills and how the conference was facilitated. Last year, YES 2016 introduced me to the bountiful network of Indigenous enterprises and the wide range of opportunities available to young Aboriginal entrepreneurs.” Justen Peters, former YES delegate

“I went into YES feeling nervous, shy, uncomfortable, and intimidated. I left feeling confident in that whatever I do, I know I will succeed. I will accomplish great things, we all will!” Marcia Benson, former YES delegate

“YES 2010 truly was a once-in-a-life-time opportunity. The friendships, connections and bonds made through sheer determination and drive will be life long.” Erica, former YES delegate

“Sweat, tears and courage produced the next generation of Aboriginal leaders and business people. YES shows we have the ability to rise to challenges and create our own solutions!” Fred Cattroll, former YES speaker

“The relationships I have built, the life lessons I have learnt, and the empowerment and inspiration you have all provided me will help me accomplish the goals I have set in my life.” Ken Watts, former YES delegate

“It was very enlightening and inspiring to meet other First Nations people my age who were ambitious and who all generally wanted to make a change in their communities. It was surreal to think that the people I was having so many life changing experiences with were just strangers a few days earlier.” Anna McKenzie, former YES delegate

Event Information

Young Entrepreneurs Symposium (YES) 2018 will be held Monday, November 26 to Thursday, November 29, 2018.


Edmonton, AB
Location Announcement Coming Soon


Nov 26 – Nov 29, 2018

For more details contact

Marie Alaimo

Senior Project Officer