YES Board Announces New Executive Director 2018-08-07

The Board of Youth Employment Services (YES) is pleased to announce the appointment of Aki P. Tchitacov as the new executive director of YES. Mr. Tchitacov has over 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector, notably as Executive Director of Dans la rue. He succeeds long-time Executive Director, Iris Unger, who expressed her desire to pursue other initiatives earlier this year.



 















Advisory Council
Lionel Blanshay
Rob Braide
Bill Brownstein
Scott Conrod
Charles B. Crawford
Peter R. Johnson
Guy Laframboise
Timothy Leyne
Peter McAuslan
Andy Nulman
Philip O'Brien
Hilary Radley
Herschel Segal
Robert Walsh

Board of Directors
Past President, YES
John Aylen
John Aylen Communications

President, YES
Doris Juergens
NATIONAL Public Relations

Vice President, YES
Roslyn Slawner
Hart Resource Development

Vice-President, YES
Cherine Zananiri

Treasurer, YES
Gavin Correa, CPA, CA, CFP
LCA CPA Inc.
Chartered Professional Accountant

Secretary, YES
Elisabeth Laett
Xaphan Group

Andrew Abdalla
MNP LLP

Anthony Broccolini
Broccolini 

Paul Dery-Goldberg
Spiegel Sohmer Avocats/Lawyers

Pino Di Ioia
BeaverTails Pastry/Moozoo Juices Gelateria

Harvey Elman
Landmark Properties Inc.

Chad Loeven
VMRay

Geoff Wagner


Iris Unger
Executive Director

Charitable Tax Number:
888729050RR0001

 
                                                 
  
  
               
 
 
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YES Board Announces New Executive Director 

 
MONTREAL, August 7, 2018: The Board of Youth Employment Services (YES) is pleased to announce the appointment of Aki P. Tchitacov as the new executive director of YES.  YES is a charitable non-profit that provides services in English to people who wish to start or restart their careers in Montréal and Québec. Mr. Tchitacov has over 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector, notably as Executive Director of Dans la rue.  He will succeed long-time Executive Director, Iris Unger, who expressed her desire to pursue other initiatives earlier this year.

“The Board is excited to have Aki lead the YES team and help us continue the ground breaking work of the past 23 years”, said Doris Juergens, Board President. “As a non-profit executive and community leader, we believe Aki has the understanding, experience and relationships with key stakeholders to pursue YES’ mission to help people find meaningful work in order to be part of our community and contribute to our economy."

Mr. Tchitacov was previously Chief of Staff for the Mayor of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and Executive Director of Le Bon Dieu dans la rue, where he supervised the operations of one of Montreal’s largest organizations helping street youth and youth at risk, after having first established the “Chez Pops” Day Centre & Emmett Johns School, Montreal’s first multi-service centre and accredited school for homeless youth.

“The organization will be in good hands with Aki,” said outgoing executive director, Iris Unger. “His deep knowledge of non-profit community initiatives positions him well for leadership of the organization and its mission in the broader community.”

Mr. Tchitacov will officially join the organization on August 13, 2018.  The Board of Directors would like to thank Iris Unger, outgoing executive director, for her service and high level of commitment. 
 

ABOUT YES: As a not-for-profit organization, YES (Youth Employment Services) enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment, and start and grow businesses. www.yesmontreal.ca
 
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Catherine Brisindi
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514-878-9788 ext. 322
cbrisindi@yesmontreal.ca