Shain Gillick

Pronouns: He, him, his

Shain is the Mpowerment coordinator for the city of Prince George. He joined the YouthCO team in 2018, but has been a part of the development of the Mpowerment PG since its beginning. He values inclusivity and works to build a larger queer community within the north. He has a passion for advocacy and wants to be a part of the reduction of stigma towards all things in sexual health. His passion for science and research has led him to work towards a degree in Human Health Sciences. You can find Shain outside in the sun and is often found falling down internet rabbit holes.


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!