With back to school in full swing, we’re excited to share some of the great ideas youth have about the sexual health education they’d like to see in their classrooms.
From January to March this year, we heard from more than 600 high school aged youth. What we heard is clear: too many youth in BC are not getting the sex ed they need to make informed decisions. The youth we heard from shared that sex ed content they are receiving needs to be better: more relevant, more standardized, more affirming, and more fun!
YouthCO is proud to endorse the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization's (CCHRC) Community Consensus Statement, released this World AIDS Day. As an organization, we stand against the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, and the stigma and fear it perpetuates with its outdated evidence about how HIV is and is not passed.Read more
In April 2017, YouthCO wrote to the Vancouver Pride Society expressing our concerns about anti-Blackness and racism within Vancouver, and how these sentiments have shaped conversations about the requests from Black Lives Matter Vancouver (BLMV). Our letter also indicated that we support Black Lives Matter Vancouver’s calls for the police to be removed from Pride celebrations, and that we were seriously considering what participation we would have in Vancouver Pride Society events.Read more