I need help now!

For immediate help, take a look at the resources below to determine what is best for you:

  • If you, or someone you care about, is being abused or neglected by an adult - whether it is a stranger, a family member, a foster care parent, a coach, a teacher or anyone else, you can call the Helpline to talk about what is happening. You do not have to give your name. No area code is needed, just dial 310-1234. 
  • If you, or someone you care about, is thinking about suicide, call the BC Crisis Centre:
    • Greater Vancouver: 604-872-3311
    • Lower Mainland & Sunshine Coast: 1-866-661-3311
    • Outside the Lower Mainland: 1-800-SUICIDE

We'll keep adding to this list! For suggestions, get in touch at info@youthco.org.

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!