Kayla Mitchell

pronouns: she, her, hers

Kayla is a Witsuwit’en woman from Smithers, B.C. She is part of the Laksilyu (small frog) clan. Kayla is the Program Manager for the Yúusnewas program. Kayla is passionate about the revitalization and celebration of Indigenous culture in Canada. She strives to promote sexual and body positivity throughout her work and personal life. In her off time Kayla likes to try to make bannock as good as her Aunty's. To connect with Kayla you can reach her by email at kaylam@youthco.org or by contacting the main office.

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!