What's happening at YouthCO?

YouthCO hosts events across what we now call British Columbia! We aim to host events that are welcoming and accessible for all youth. 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.

YouthCO is following advice of public health and responding in real-time to COVID-19. This includes working to offer programming online, ensuring our work reflects physical distancing measures, and continuing to our work of reducing HIV and Hep C stigma. For more details about YouthCO's response to COVID-19, see www.youthco.org/covid19.

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 at 07:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting Space in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Virtual Slumber Party

     

    Category is…PJ realness! Wear your best PJs and don’t forget to bring your favourite stuffies! Mpowerment BC is throwing a Virtual Slumber Party for queer and trans young adults! Join us as we share stories and play fun games including, Mad Libs, Go Kart Racing and more! Build the blanket fort of your dreams! Or just decorate your space however you like! Prize for best fort/decorated space! Oh and we’ll be playing nothing but the bops all night long!

     

    You can add Virtual Slumber Party to your Facebook calendar by clicking the link below!

     

    https://www.facebook.com/events/249433752805147/

     

    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 2 YouthCO peer facilitators, and the private meeting link will only be provided to confirmed participants.

     

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

     

  • Friday, June 05, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online via Zoom

    Time Online

    Time Online is a hangout for youth living with HIV and/or Hep C to stay connected and take care of each other! We have the chance to get to know other youth who are living with HIV and/or Hep C, and play a variety of online games to get to know each other and learn more about YouthCO.

    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 may be 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.

  • Friday, June 12, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online via Zoom

    Time Online

    Time Online is a hangout for youth living with HIV and/or Hep C to stay connected and take care of each other! We have the chance to get to know other youth who are living with HIV and/or Hep C, and play a variety of online games to get to know each other and learn more about YouthCO.

    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 may be 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.

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting Space

    Queer Kitchen Party

    Mpowerment BC is getting saucy as we host our first ever online Queer Kitchen Party! Together, we will learn how to make yummy comfort food AKA cheese empanadas! The recipe for the dish will be available before the event so you can gather ingredients ahead of time and follow along or just enjoy the show! All while meeting other young gay, bi, queer, and trans young adults!
     
    You can add Queer Kitchen Party to your Facebook calendar and invite your friends by clicking the link below!: 
     
     
    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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    ACCESSIBILITY INFO
     
    This event is FREE and open to queer and trans young people ages 16-29 years old.
     
    We will be hosting this event online, using our virtual meeting platform - Zoom. To participate, you 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 you can make an account for free. You can download Zoom here (www.zoom.us/signup)
     
    The event will be facilitated by 2 YouthCO peer facilitators, and the private meeting link will only be provided to confirmed participants.
     
    If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Adrian @ adrianb@youthco.org for more information.
  • Friday, June 19, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online via Zoom

    Time Online

    Time Online is a hangout for youth living with HIV and/or Hep C to stay connected and take care of each other! We have the chance to get to know other youth who are living with HIV and/or Hep C, and play a variety of online games to get to know each other and learn more about YouthCO.

    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 may be 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.

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Connected by the Heart

    Join the Yúusnewas team and Elder Val for a felt heart workshop. We'll have the chance to connect with Indigenous youth and Elder Val, and learn to make felt hearts! 

    This event is FREE and open to Indigenous youth in what we now call British Columbia! To participate in this event, please RSVP below and provide an address in BC where we can mail or deliver your supplies.

    This event will be facilitated by YouthCO peer facilitators. We will reach out to you before the event to mail you a kit and share the link to attend the event. 

    YouthCO will send every participant a package with all the supplies needed to make a felt heart, and instructions from Elder Val. The event will take place online, via zoom. Please RSVP in advance so we are able to mail supplies to you! The deadline to RSVP and receive supplies is June 7th, 2020.

    About Zoom:

    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.

    About Yúusnewas:

    Yúusnewas is an Indigenous peer-led education program that provides workshops on HIV and sexual health in urban and rural communities across British Columbia. We approach the topics of sexual health and harm reduction by centering Indigenous perspectives and incorporating traditional teachings. Our office is on the unceded and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.

     

  • Friday, June 26, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Online via Zoom

    Time Online

    Time Online is a hangout for youth living with HIV and/or Hep C to stay connected and take care of each other! We have the chance to get to know other youth who are living with HIV and/or Hep C, and play a variety of online games to get to know each other and learn more about YouthCO.

    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 may be 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.


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!