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.


June 24, 2020 at 2pm - 4pm
Amanda · · 1-855-968-8426

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!