PIVOT Sexual and Reproductive Health Retreat

Applications Open

When: October 21, 2023 at 10:00am - October 22, 2023

Contact: Stevie ·

YouthCO and the Community- Based Research Centre (CBRC) are teaming up to offer PIVOT, a Sexual and Reproductive Health initiative for queer & trans youth living in BC.
  • If you are between the ages of 19-29 and are interested in building and refining your leadership in community health, we hope you will join us as we unpack the systemic challenges that queer & trans youth face together when it comes to our health.
  • We will gather with other youth leaders in BC for a two-day in-person youth leadership retreat, where we will receive training in sexual and reproductive health, project planning, and community organizing. The in-person portion will take place between 10AM-5PM on October 21st and 22nd, 2023 in downtown 'Vancouver'.
  • Following the retreat, we will have the opportunity to apply the skills we have learned through an interactive pilot project over a series of online meetings.
  • Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided during the retreat. In addition, youth will receive $250 honorarium for their time and participation in the retreat weekend and an additional $250 for their participation in the pilot project.
  • We welcome any questions or curiosity about this initiative. Please send any questions you have to [email protected]
  • After RSVPing you will receive an email from us with a link to the application. Please fill out the application by September 15, 2023 to be considered for this opportunity. 



Retreat location TBD - accessibility info to be confirmed

COVID Safety: Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 2 weeks of the retreat, or been in contact with anyone who is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19 in the 2 weeks leading up to retreat. We request that participants have received at least 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine no less than 2 weeks prior to the retreat. We are still in the process of deciding if masks will be optional or mandatory based on applicant feedback. 

This event is FREE and open to youth ages 19-29 years old. Continental breakfast, snacks, and a catered lunch will be provided. Transportation vouchers are available upon request, please email Stevie ASAP if you require support with transportation. 
If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Stevie at [email protected]


Mycelium Description 

Mycelium is space for queer & trans youth 16-29 across what is currently known as BC, where we gather to center healing, pleasure, and justice in our lives as we envision and create a world liberated from HIV & Hep C stigma. 

We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV & Hep C and to building communities where we feel safe talking about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure. 

Land Acknowledgement 

Mycelium events take place on traditional, unceded territories of various First Nations in what is now colonially referred to as ‘British Columbia’. We hold this fact in our hearts and actions throughout our work at Mycelium. Our team is committed to an ongoing process of learning what it means to do work on this land in a way that brings us closer to Indigenous Sovereignty.  

Mycelium offers online and in person programs organized by coordinators based on the traditional, unceded territories of the  

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) 

səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil Waututh) 

 xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) 

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) 

S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) 



Lheidli T'enneh  

Dakehl Keyoh 

Will you come?