Our mission is to reduce the impacts of HIV & Hep C stigma on youth in British Columbia.

Since 1994, we have used peer education and peer support to talk openly about sexual health and harm reduction!

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Upcoming events & workshops

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting Space

    Taking Care of Quizness

    YouthCO and Fraser Valley Pride are teaming up to host an online trivia night for queer & trans youth! This trivia night is PRIDE EDITION where we will be exploring everything from queer & trans HERstory to flags to gay icons and more! 

    This event is a great way to connect with your friends online and meet other queer & trans folks! 

    If you’re interested in participating, please follow these three simple steps:

    Step 1 – RSVP here on the YouthCO website by July 12th

                 Everyone participating must RSVP to receive the zoom link

    Step 2 – Register your team or as an individual through this quick survey: Trivia Registration

                 Don’t worry if you don’t have a group! You will have an opportunity to connect with new people and form a team before trivia begins!

    Step 3 – Prepare a pride-inspired look for the event!

    ★★There will be Prizes★★

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    After your RSVP is confirmed, we’ll send you a link to our virtual meeting platform, Zoom.

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    ABOUT US

    Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans young people ages 16 to 29 years old to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about our sexual health!

    We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV and to building communities where we feel safe talking about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure.

     

    Make sure to follow us on our social media to stay in the loop for upcoming events!

    Instagram: @MpowermentBC

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    ACCESS INFO

    This event is FREE and open to queer and trans young people ages 16-29 years old anywhere in BC.

    We will be hosting this event online, using our virtual meeting platform - Zoom. To participate, we will need access to a device connected to the internet with display, sound and mic capabilities like a laptop, desktop with headphones or a smartphone.

    The Zoom app is downloadable online and we can make an account for free. You can download Zoom here (www.zoom.us/signup)

    The event will be facilitated by 1 YouthCO peer facilitator and a representative from Fraser Valley Pride. The private meeting link will only be provided to confirmed participants.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Emily @ emily@youthco.org. If you have any technical difficulties you can also reach Emily the day-of at 604-869-1084

  • Friday, July 17, 2020 at 04:00 PM
    Online via Zoom

    Music Bingo

     

    Music Bingo is an opportunity for youth living with HIV and/or Hep C to connect and test our music knowledge! Use your knowledge of music, HIV, and Hep C to win your choice of $50 gift card!

    This event will be facilitated by YouthCO peer facilitators. To participate in this event, please RSVP below! We will reach out to you before the event and share the private link. This event is FREE and open to youth living with HIV and/or Hep C from 16 to 29 years old.


    We will be hosting this event online, using our virtual meeting platform - Zoom. To participate, we will need access to a device connected to the internet with display, sound and mic capabilities like a laptop, desktop with headphones or a smartphone.

    The Zoom app is free, and can be downloaded to a phone, computer, or tablet! We can make an account for free, or join without an account. 

    YouthCO is able to support youth living with HIV and/or Hep C in accessing previously used devices (such as a laptop) and/or data plans to support participation. To access this support, or if your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Jessica@youthco.org for more information.

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YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!