YouthCO will be providing immediate financial support of up to $500 for youth living with HIV and/or Hep C affected by COVID-19. Applications are due by 12pm on April 1, 2020 for payment on or before April 15. For support completing the application, get in touch at 604-688-1441, at, or 1-855-968-8426. Get the details at

YouthCO is excited to offer financial support opportunities for youth living with HIV! One-time supports of up to $1,000 are available for a variety of needs, including completing education, access to wellness activities, and ongoing financial needs such as rent.

Please note that YouthCO may not have the financial capacity to approve all applications for financial support. YouthCO will get back to you about whether or not we are able to offer financial support as soon as possible. 

Recipients of these supports are not made public, and we ensure that all applications remain confidential. We minimize the number of staff who see the applications as much as possible.

If you need help completing the application, have any questions, or need access to a computer, printer, or scanner, give us a call at 604-688-1441.

Click here to download the application.

British Columbia youth 29 and younger who are living with HIV are eligible for one-time supports of up to $1,000 are available for a variety of needs, including completing education, access to wellness activities, and ongoing financial needs such as rent. Educational opportunities, including post-secondary studies, conference attendance, or course registration may also be eligible. 

Applications are awarded on an ongoing basis, pending YouthCO's current financial capacity. Send in your application today!

Youth living with HIV are encouraged to apply year-round by filling out the application form, including having someone (like a YouthCO staff member, health care provider, or youth worker) confirm your HIV status, and sending in your application. Please let YouthCO staff know if you would like some help, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding these requirements. We'd like to make this as easy as possible.

Give your application to the YouthCO team by mail, dropping off in person, or by email:

  • In person or mail: 205 – 568 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
  • Email:

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!