Sarah Chown

pronouns: she, her, hers

Sarah first joined YouthCO in 2015 as the Program Director, where she loved building relationships with members and community partners, and supporting YouthCO's poz youth programs, including Camp Moomba. Now, as Executive Director, Sarah is grateful for the opportunity to work and learn alongside so many amazing YouthCOers, and communities most directly impacted by HIV and Hep C. Sarah has been involved in outreach, education and research within sexual health and harm reduction in Iqaluit, Guelph, and Vancouver. Sarah loves rereading classic series, from Anne of Green Gables to Harry Potter, is asexual, and enjoys ice skating! You can reach Sarah at

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!