Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA) is a community based, not for profit, charitable society. We have provided a range of residential and non-residential services to vulnerable youth in the Nanaimo Regional District since our incorporation in 1969.
Over the last 42 year period the Association has grown into being a multi purpose but singularly integrated serving youth organization under the governance of our volunteer board members who represent and are recruited from the broad cross-section of our community residents.
NYSA's organizational mission target population is Youth between the ages of 13 to 30 years. Approximately 45% of the youth population that NYSA serves are off reserve Aboriginal young people.
In 2009 NYSA was honored to be cited as an ''exemplary organization'', and one of the ten best managed charitable organizations in the BC Non Profit sector. We have also been recognized with a number of community service awards.