Together we are fostering inclusive communities where youth empower youth to make informed decisions about our health and well-being, and challenge the stigma associated with HIV and Hep C.

Our work is possible in part because of generous funders, including public sector granting agencies and corporate funders. Thank you!! 

Public Sector

  • BC Gaming Community Grants
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Fraser Health Authority
  • Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Public Health Agency of Canada Community Action Fund
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Research Partnerships

  • Funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research:
    • University of British Columbia
    • University of Toronto
    • University of Victoria

Corporate Sector

  • Gilead
  • MAC AIDS Fund
  • Merck
  • RBC
  • Telus
  • ViiV Healthcare

YouthCO does not necessarily represent the views of our funders.







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!