About YES - Tune In To YES

YES gives job-seekers, entrepreneurs and artists the English-language support services they need to launch their careers in Quebec.


As a not-for-profit charitable organization, YES enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start businesses. YES is a one-stop, English language job search, entrepreneurship and artist service provider in Quebec, providing support to over 4,000 Quebecers annually. Your participation in this event will help us provide the career counselling, workshops and research resources that will help a YES client become economically self-sufficient and remain in Quebec. YES makes the difference between failure and success. Not only does the client win, but with your contribution, you are actively participating in strengthening the economy in which you live. It is only through your support that YES can help the thousands of people who walk through our doors every year achieve their career hopes and dreams.


JOB SEARCH PROGRAM: YES’ professional employment counsellors facilitate over 2,400 individual counselling sessions and 296 workshops, boasting an impressive 86% success rate this past year.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM: YES’ Entrepreneurship Program offers business owners at all stages of development, day and evening workshops, mentoring, business coaching, legal and accounting clinics, networking events and an annual conference. 2,164 entrepreneurs attended our workshops and 1,742 met with our coaches last year alone.

ARTIST PROGRAM: YES’ Artists’ Program offers workshops designed to help artists of all disciplines develop the skills and strategies to turn their artistic passion into an economically viable profession. Last year, over 850 local artists participated in our workshops, and our dedicated artist's coach conducted over 500 one-on-one sessions with artists.

In this past year alone, YES hosted seven conferences and events including the YES Arts Expo, the 15th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference and the 11th Annual Artists' Conference. YES started in 1995 as a vehicle to stem the flow of young people from Quebec and in the past fifteen years, has helped over 40,000 Quebecers through its various programs. The number of clients served annually has increased from 120 in 1996-1997, to over 4,500 in 2011-2012, while client visits have increased to over 14,000 per year. YES is heralded for its professionalism, long-standing record of measurable success and the exceptional service it provides the community almost entirely free of charge.

For more information, visit our website at www.yesmontreal.ca


Lorraine Klaasen, the eclectic and exuberant South African singer headlined the premier of TUNE  IN TO YES, a fundraising event in support of YES Montreal, held on May 29, 2007 at the Corona Theatre. Hosted by Andy Nulman – co-founder of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and President and CMO of Airborne Mobile – this evening of musical and comedic variety which also included a silent auction, door prizes and many other surprises throughout the night, catered to a broad audience. Klaasen, and other Montreal-based performers, donated their time to raise funds for YES Montreal, making the event an overwhelming success.
TUNE IN TO YES news release

TUNE IN TO YES2 was highlighted by the triumphant return of the internationally renowned South African singer, Lorraine Klaasen. The event took place on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Club Soda to an audience of over 400 attendees.  Klaasen dazzled the audience with her electrifying performance of selections from her new recording Africa Calling, a record full of infectious grooves and melodies. Along with Klaasen, Montreal’s R&B Sensation SueSoul showcased their talents  raising awareness and funds for YES Montreal, surpassing our expectations once again.
TUNE IN TO YES2 news release

TUNE IN TO YES3 raised an unprecedented $60,000 to support the programs and services of YES.  The event was held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Corona Theatre and was co-hosted by Lorraine Klaasen and Andrew Carter, of Montreal's #1 Morning Radio Show on CJAD.  With the theme "Tap In To The Rythms of Montreal!" the concert featured the local talents of: Jab Jab, Yoel Diaz, Oscar Fuentes, and the Stephen Barry Band.  By the end of the evening, Klaasen joined the musicians on stage for a fantastic jam session that kept everyone on their feet and dancing.
TUNE IN TO YES3 news release

TUNE IN TO YES4: Paint the Town African Creole was a record breaking event, with the highest turnout ever and raising over $66,000! Held Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Club Soda, the event featured Lorraine Klaasen, the Ekspresyon dance troupe, Ginetta Vendetta, Soweto Groove and a special appearance by Sue Soul. Andrew Carter, of Montreal's #1 Morning Radio Show on CJAD hosted the evening's festivities. Attendees were treated to delectable delicacies including the chocolate & coffee bar on the upstairs level. Once again, our expectations were surpassed and YES Montreal benefited from increased awareness and funding to help Quebec's youth accomplish their artistic & business goals.
TUNE IN TO YES4 news release  

TUNE IN TO YES5 was our biggest and most successful fundraising event to date! We saw a record turnout at an incredible venue (L’Olympia Theatre), received fantastic feedback and raised over $85,000. The evening featured special guest hosts, CJAD's Andrew Carter and performer extraordinaire Lorraine Klaasen, our ever-popular silent auction and entertainment featuring SoulCity. Attendees were treated to complimentary food, wine & beer courtesy of our valued sponsors. Thanks to the support of the community, the over 4,000 Quebecers who walk through our doors every year will gain further access to the tools and resources needed to transition successfully into the workforce, launch new businesses or turn their artistic passion into an economically viable profession. Special thanks to all those who attended, donated, advertised and supported this event making it the success it was!

TUNE IN TO YES5 news release