What's happening at YouthCO?

Check out the latest events happening at YouthCO. Our office space and most of our events are located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh. We aim to host events that are welcoming for all youth, and will keep working to ensure this is possible. If you have any suggestions on how we can make our spaces more accessible, we'd love to know. Send us an email at info@youthco.org or give us a call at 604-688-1441.

The main floor of our office space is accessible by elevator. The YouthCO office washrooms are gender inclusive, but at the moment are not wheelchair accessible. Menstruation products are available in the office washrooms. 
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    YouthCO in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Home Alone, Can Host!

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    Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, you're invited to come close the year in a good way with Mpowerment at our holiday hangout!

    There'll be music, food, festive vibes and fun times! We'll be making gifts for loved ones in our lives, we'll bring all the supplies, you just bring yourself!

    Bring a friend or make a friend here, share some hot chocolate, a cupcake, and some laughter!
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    Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans young people ages 19 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.

    This event will be taking place on the ancestral, unceded, and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
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    ACCESSIBILITY

    This event is free to attend and open to young people ages 19 to 29 years old.

    Our space is located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. We have two all gender washrooms, one of which is a large accessible washroom.

    We ask that you join us in making this event as scent-reduced as possible. This means maybe using fragrance-free products in lieu of any scented-products you may usually use.

    A variety of dinner options will be available including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and meat options.

    If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Adrian at adrianb@youthco.org or 604-688-1441 for more information.

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    An Aquarium Winter

     

    Happy Winter Feels Everyone! An Aquarium Winter Affair is a *FREE* event by and for youth living with HIV! As a group, we will explore the aquarium in all its holiday feels and perhaps see a scuba diving Santa too!

    Youth can meet Jessica at YouthCO at 11pm and will be heading to the aquarium at 1130am. Lunch will be provided after our Aquarium visit.

    YouthCO is able to support youth from across BC to attend this event:

    • We are able to offer bus tickets, gas money, and/or rideshares for youth in the Lower Mainland!
    • We are able to cover the cost of ferries, planes and/or gas money for youth living outside the Vancouver area! 
    • We can offer childcare as part of our event and/or provide funding to cover childcare costs required to attend.

    If you would like to attend and live outside the Lower Mainland, let us know as soon as possible and we can work with you to make travel arrangements at no cost to you. 

    • We are able to book flights up to and including December 13. Let us know before then if you would like to join us and need a flight in order to do that!  
    • For rideshares in the Lower Mainland, get in touch with us by December 16.
    • We will have bus tickets available at YouthCO during the event. If you need a bus ticket in advance, get in touch and we can make sure that happens. 

    Call Jessica or Sarah at 604-688-1441, or email Jessica at jessicav@youthco.org. Tyler is reachable at 778-877-9115 or at tylerr@youthco.org If you have any questions regarding the event at al please feel free to email Jessica at jessicav@youthoc.org or Tyler at tylerr@youthco.org

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    ACCESSIBILITY

    This event is FREE and open to youth ages 19-29 years old. 

    If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact jessicav@youthco.org  for more information.

     

     

  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    YouthCo in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Culture is Healing: Movie Day

    This event will be taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

    Culture is Healing is a monthly event for and by Indigenous youth. During these events, we come together to share cultural teachings and knowledge, and are able to provide a safer space where we can have discussions on topics such as holistic well-being, harm reduction, sexuality, sexual health, HIV, and Hep C. This is a gender affirming space, and we welcome Indigenous youth with all identities to share our space for Culture is Healing.

     

    Join us for our December event!

    Want to watch a movie that has Indigenous actors/actresses? Movies that express problems we often face as an Indigenous community or even just the humor we all share? Yúusnewas has a line up of movies for you to choose from. Please e-mail Amanda for your vote!

    Our Movie options are:

    Dance me outside (1994)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQz7K-4QsLw

    Two Indians Talking (2010)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J9ywm5iJGA

    Crooked Arrows (2012)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ArAWYKDONY

    Falls Around her (2018)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmPKZKPvtaQ

    The body remembers when the world broke open (2019)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l3WC4wl-SY

     

    Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and/or allergies. Childcare will be available on-site upon request.

    ACCESSIBILITY:

    This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 14 - 29!

    Our space is located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. We have two all gender washrooms, one of which is a large accessible washroom.

    Bus tickets will be available if requested.

    We ask that you join us in making this event as scent-reduced as possible. This means maybe using fragrance-free products in lieu of any scented-products you may usually use. We do smudge and use medicine that can have scent. Please give us as much notice as possible if smudging or medicine use may aggravate scent sensitivities.

    On site childcare is available upon request. Please let us know the age(s) and number of any children you are bringing.

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 09:30 AM
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    YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Core Training January 2020

    This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Swx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh.

    You're invited to our weekend-long Core Training on January 18th & 19th, 9:30am-5:00pm both days.

    Make sure you RSVP to reserve your spot!

    Core Training is for anyone who wants to be involved with YouthCO, wants to learn more about HIV and Hep C, or is interested in reducing the impact HIV and Hep C stigmas have on youth!

    We'll cover a bit about YouthCO, our values and programs, HIV and Hep C basics, colonization, oppression, and criminalization. Gain practical skills around safer sex and harm reduction. 

    YouthCO is committed to making our programs as inclusive and supportive as possible of all youth who are interested in attending. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make Core Training more accessible for you.

    Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are provided, so let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

    ACCESSIBILITY

    Our space is located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible. 

    If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Sarah at sarahc@youthco.org for more information

    See you bright and early on Saturday, January 18th!


Located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh