Positive Gathering

All HIV-positive British Columbians are invited to join this conference hosted by and for people living with HIV. Positive Living BC runs this conference which happens annually.


This year, YouthCO is pleased to be partnering with Positive Living and youth from across BC to create programming by-and-for youth! Those of us who are HIV-positive and interested in creating programming with us can contact sarahc@youthco.org or call 604-688-1441.

Youth living outside the Lower Mainland can apply for a scholarship to cover the travel costs associated with coming to Positive Gathering. Requests must be made by February 12, 2016.

Scholarship requests and registration for the Positive Gathering can be found online at http://www.positivegathering.com/register-now/.If you would like help with your application, let us know!

We are also recruiting YouthCO members to volunteer at the Positive Gathering in an outreach capacity. We will have a table with information about YouthCO for the duration of the gathering, and are looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers who have completed Core Training to host the table. To sign up as a volunteer, see the information below or contact sarahc@youthco.org. 

March 18, 2016 at 4pm - March 21, 2016
Sarah Chown ·

Will you come?

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Sat, Mar 19:

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!