CIH Testing

This event takes place on the traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations.

Culture is Healing - STI/HIV Testing and board games!

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Yúusnewas is a Squamish word that means "taking care of each other" and one way we can do that is by getting tested regularly.

During this event we will have two nurses available to do confidential STI & HIV testing as well as our Peer Elder, Val Nicholson who is willing to sit in during testing sessions if desired. 

This is a space where Indigenous youth can come together to share our culture and have great discussions about things like holistic well-being, harm reduction, sexuality, sexual health, HIV, and Hep C. 

We have tons of board games here but if you have a favourite you'd like to bring, please feel free!

Food and drinks will be available all evening.

Access:

  • This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 14 - 29 regardless of sexuality, gender, or abilities.
  • Our space has an elevator and one wheelchair accessible washroom.
  • We smudge inside so please give us 24 hours notice if you require a sent-reduced space.
  • We are able to provide bus tickets for those that need them.
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, access, or childcare needs you can email us at yuusnewas@youthco.org
WHEN
May 25, 2018 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
YouthCO
568 Seymour St
205
Vancouver, BC V6B 3H7
Canada
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Will you come?


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!