YouthCO November Newsletter

Dear YouthCO Members, 

Hope your week has gotten off to a great start. Yúusnewas is busy doing workshops in Lax Kwalaams around Fort Simpson and Peer Education has lots of high school workshops happening around Vancouver! 

In this mini-edition of the newsletter we have a couple of updates about the next Facilitation Training, our World AIDS Day event (mark your calendars!) and... we are hiring! 

What's completely awesome is that today we didn't have to swim to work looking like this:

Facilitation Training
RSVP on our website
Come join us for a day of facilitation training on November 15th! This is intended for our members who are interested in facilitating any of our workshops. 

We'll learn about:

  • facilitator responsibilities
  • creating safety in a group
  • facilitating for sexual health and harm reduction education
  • addressing our facili-nightmares

It runs from 9:30am - 5:00pm in the YouthCO Main Space. Please make sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions by emailing

World AIDS Day with YouthCO

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! On the evening of Monday December 1st, YouthCO is planning a terrific event.
Keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon...

YouthCO is HIRING!!!

We are searching for a Program Director to join our team!

Have a look at the complete posting on Charity Village and please share widely. 

We strongly encourage youth under the age of 29, youth living with HIV or Hep C, youth from First Nations/Aboriginal communities; youth from newcomer and immigrant communities; youth of colour, LGB, Queer, and Transgender youth; youth living with disabilities and members of other underrepresented communities to apply.

That's all for now,everyone! 

To close, here are some of the pumpkins carved at Mpowerment's Halloween event...
Enjoy your week :)

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!