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No matter where you are in your life and career, YES can provide you with support, guidance and professional employment and training assistance.  Clarence is a great example of someone who continues to use YES as a touchstone and support throughout his career.  He started out as a youth client at YES about 20 years ago.  Eight years later after returning to Thunder Bay from a film career in Winnipeg, Clarence re-connected with our programs as an adult and successfully gained a foundation of experience with a placement at Wilderness North.  Now as a mentor and support for Indigenous men in our community, Clarence just brought in one of his own clients in to YES to connect with our programs.   

Everyone’s journey is different.  Clarence has always been motivated and focused on addressing the struggles he was working through knowing that finding his purpose was an important part of dealing with trauma.  He remembers meeting with Career Development Practitioner Brenda Richtig and finding a connection that he still maintains.  Her advice and guidance led him to a program placement with Wilderness North.  He felt at home there as a Social Media Manager and stayed with the organization for 2 years.  He gained digital skills, communication skills and a strong work ethic that would form the foundation for future success. 

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