Li-Cycle Announces New CSR Partnership with Youth Employment Services (YES)

Collage of two photos side-by-side. Left photo shows a team member wearing a blue Li-Cycle sweatshirt holding a laptop. Photo on the right shows 4 people smiling and standing behind 4 boxes containing laptops

May 20, 2022

Li-Cycle is committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR) by ensuring positive steps are taken to improve the communities where we live and work.

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unplanned shift from traditional learning to a setup that involved digital teaching and learning. Transitioning to an online world meant having access to a computer became essential; however, not everyone had immediate access to the technology they needed. Recognizing this, Li-Cycle has established a new partnership to support Youth Employment Services (YES), providing the not-for-profit with more than 30 refurbished laptops, as well as a monetary donation.

YES is a Canadian organization that supports the youth sector (ages 15 – 29) with innovative programs that empower disadvantage and vulnerable youth to become self-sufficient contributing members of society.

The commitment from Li-Cycle will support the YES 2 Tech Learn and Earn program, which will help provide underrepresented individuals with digital skills training, job placement opportunities, mentorship programs, and more.

We are thrilled to have established this new CSR partnership with YES, and look forward to helping their team support, protect, and empower Ontario’s most vulnerable youth.