“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) 2017 will be held Monday November 27 to ThursdayNovember 30, 2017, at the following location:


Vancouver, BC


Nov 27 – Nov 30, 2017

For more details contact

Matt Cook-Contois

Senior Project Officer