We're so excited to share our 2016 annual report! Between April 2015 and March 2016, we had so many opportunities to connect with youth throughout British Columbia in the spirit of peer support and peer education. The incredible staff and volunteers behind our six programs worked together to foster HIV and Hep C leadership among Indigenous youth, young gay, bisexual, and queer men, youth living with HIV, and youth in schools and communities throughout the Lower Mainland.
Our full annual report shows some of the key ways we put our values into action last year, and some of our key successes! For example, funding for our Yúusnewas program nearly doubled, meaning we were able to visit 16 communities throughout the province. We also introduced a new short video, HIV is not a crime, and Indigenous youth produced two short films, one of which was featured at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
We see the impact of our programs every day at YouthCO, and we are proud of what we do. This report (available below) is just a snapshot of all the ways we work towards reducing the impacts of HIV and Hep C stigma in British Columbia. We look forward to connecting with you as we build on 22 years of peer education and peer support!