First Directions Video Launch

Yúusnewas empowers youth to be leaders in our communities. At our youth retreat ‘First Directions: Reclaiming our Bodies’, we worked with Reel Youth to give youth the tools to produce films that create meaningful change. At First Directions this year, youth created three heart-felt short films focused on decolonizing our sexuality, culture, substance use, and mental health.

We want to celebrate the hard work these youth have done to make creative and meaningful films, and bring together our community of supporters who make our work possible. We are holding a “First Directions Video Launch”, where we will showcase the films over refreshments on us. This is a great opportunity to hear about our program, network with partnering community members, and see the results of Indigenous youth leadership! 

July 06, 2017 at 3pm - 5pm
Second Floor 568 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
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Kayla Mitchell · · 604-688-1441
Jen Smith Flo Ranville Grant Minish

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!