May Newsletter

Hey All,

Hope you're as excited as we are about Core Training on May 3rd and May 4th (cue cheesy Star Wars joke). We're looking forward to a whole bunch of new YouthCO members ready to help out this summer and beyond. 

1. News 


Unfortunately it looks like Pine Free Clinic is closing. This will mean less access to free and confidential sexual health information, testing, and treatment for youth. The clinic also provides free services to refugees without MSP coverage and anyone else without health insurance. Join us in supporting efforts to keep this resource open for those who need it.

There is an emergency meeting on May 2nd 12-1pm at MLA David Eby's Community Office 2909 W Broadway 
Sign the petition to keep Pine Free Clinic open!!


If you're not at Core Training, come check out Youth Week at False Creek Community Centre on Saturday May 3rd!

YouthCO will have an interactive booth set up all day with demonstrator races and prizes! 

2. Upcoming Events


Our 20th Anniversary is fast approaching and TD Bank Group has generously agreed to sponsor the event. A huge thanks to TD and we look forward to seeing all of our current members, alumni and board at this special celebration.

Save the date; more information will be available soon!

3. Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

YouthCO Summer Outreach Team

There will be a training in June for anyone who has done Core Training and is interested in joining our summer outreach team!

What could be more fun than handing out buckets full of condoms and talking about safer sex? Come and learn how to get comfortable chatting to the public at this handy dandy outreach training just in time for summer. 

Mark your calendars early for Thursday June 12 @ 6:30pm and make sure to RSVP on the website

Beaches and festivals and Pride, oh my!

Volunteers for 20th Anniversary

We'll need some volunteers on July 10th to help with our 20th Anniversary festivities. Email if you're interested in getting involved with the party

Out on Screen is HIRING!

These are full-time, summer contract positions.  Please see each job posting for specifics including job descriptions and minimum requirements.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply early, applications will be accepted on a rolling intake basis with a closing date of May 1, 2014 (TOMORROW).

Marketing Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator 

Volunteer Coordinator

That's all, folks. Enjoy the sun! 

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!