Youth Worker

YouthCO’s Youth Worker can provide one-to-one conversations and referral services for those of us looking for individual support. It can help to talk with another young person who will listen to us, and advocate for us when needed.

Connecting with our Youth Worker is a great way to get assistance from a trained peer who will answer our questions, help us identify ways to support our health, and facilitate referrals.

The Youth Worker offers nonjudgmental, inclusive, and ongoing support, with topics such as:

  • Information regarding testing, STIs and HIV
  • Safer sex and safer substance use practices
  • Community resources and services (including healthcare, housing, social services, etc)
  • Mental and social health

To get connected, drop by our office at 205-568 Seymour St., email navid@youthco.org or call/text 604-789-0145.   

These services are offered in partnership with the Health Promotion Case Management Program, funded through Vancouver Coastal Health. For full details visit http://healthpromotionprogram.ca/.

 


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!