YouthCO August Newsletter

Hey YouthCO Members,

Here's a short and sweet post-Pride newsletter :) We hope everyone enjoyed themselves this weekend and had an amazing time in the sun!

Annual General Meeting & Picnic
First, our AGM is coming up this Thursday on August 7th at 6pm and we would love to see your smiling faces. There's a Member Appreciation Picnic afterwards which is guaranteed to be a lot of fun, games, and PRIZES.

Please RSVP for the AGM and Picnic on the Facebook event here

1. News

YouthCO Scholarships!

YouthCO is excited to let you know that we are able to continue our scholarship program for the upcoming school year. Awards between $500 and $2000 are available for HIV positive youth 21 and younger who are living in British Columbia.

Information and application forms are available online at . We really appreciate your help in spreading the word about this unique opportunity.  

Please don’t hesitate to email Claire at  with any questions or for help with an application.


Thanks to everyone who helped out at the YouthCO booth at Pride on Sunday! It went awesomely and we all looked fabulous. 

2. Upcoming Events

New West Pride

The biggest Pride event to happen in New West is on August 16th. The main street party will be on Columbia Street with entertainment, food, vendors and 3 patios extended onto the street. Have a look at the website for more events and information! 

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

YouthCO is a community partner again this year for the QFF. We'll be tabling outside "The Dog" on August 23rd. Check out all the other amazing films that will be shown:

If you as a YouthCO member would like tickets to The Dog or Test, email Navi at 

We also need a couple of volunteers to table outside "The Dog". You'll get free entry to the film and talk to people about YouthCO beforehand. Get in touch with Navi, too!

That's all for August, folks!

As always, if you have anything to include in the newsletter just send an email to


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!