Be part of YouthCO's first ever GivingTuesday!

YouthCO was founded in 1994 to provide peer education and peer support around HIV. Today, we remain an organization a leading the movement to provide values-driven, peer-led sex ed for our communities. Now, we're asking you to join us for #GivingTuesdayCanada.

Give inclusive peer ed

Each year, we get requests from youth and the adults who care about us to provide peer support or peer education to folks outside Vancouver. Dedicated funding from First Nations Health Authority helps us connect with youth in Indigenous communities throughout BC, and we've recently introduced our workshop series Poz Youth Online with funding from the Provincial Health Services Authority, to reach more of the 500+ of us who are living with HIV in our province. Yet, we keep hearing from youth who want more YouthCO in their lives. Today, we're asking you to connect us!

Whether we're looking to bring youth to us for programs like First Directions or Camp Moomba, or bring our workshops to youth groups and classrooms from Prince Rupert to Victoria, every bit helps us towards our mission of reducing the impact of HIV stigma on youth in BC. Please consider making a donation today to help us reach more youth with our innovative, youth-led, inclusive peer education, and our stigma-busting, community-building programs

  • $5 per month brings our workshop team to Mission, Abbotsford or the surrounding area
  • $10 provides five bus tickets we can give directly to youth who want to participate in our programs
  • $20 puts one camper on the bus to our 2016 winter camp program
  • $25 per month covers the cost of a flight between Vancouver and Prince George 

Whatever amount you choose to give, it will show your support of our approach to supporting youth living with HIV in our province, sharing real-life information about sex and substance use, and building leaders in the HIV and Hep C movement. Donating online takes just a few clicks. You can also call our office at 604-688-1441 or put a cheque in the mail. 

These are just some of the ways your donation will help us support our mission of reducing HIV & Hep C stigma throughout BC. Donors have the option of being recognized in our annual report, and all donors who give $20 or more over the course of the year will receive a charitable tax receipt. 

Whether or not you choose to donate, please help spread the word about what we're doing at YouthCO, through our #GivingTuesday image series, or the shareable highlights from our work last year. Thank you so much for supporting YouthCO!

Giving youth-led peer ed


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!