YouthCO October Newsletter

Hi YouthCO Members!

Fall is here and we're really looking forward to everything that's going on around the city (as well as the occasional Pumpkin Spice Latte).

Catch us at Kwantlen's SEXPO next week, and at UBC's Health Fair later in October. We've got a fun Mpowerment Thanksgiving potluck happening this Saturday so come on down and bring your friends. And, speaking of Thanksgiving, we'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who's been involved with YouthCO over the years. We are so grateful for all our amazing members, donors, and allies who make our work possible. 


Core Training Success!
We had a fantastic Core Training weekend at the end of September and are super stoked about all of the new YouthCO members. Thank you for coming out to the training to learn about HIV, HepC, Harm Reduction and our approaches at YouthCO. The next one is coming up in January so keep your eyes peeled if you or anyone you know is interested! 

HIV Education for Aboriginal Youth

Our fantastic Yúusnewas Program Manager, Jessica, has been featured in an article published in the NorthShore News. Have a read! 

October is Queer History Month!

There have been so many LGBT+ advocates around HIV, safer sex, human rights and fairer laws. This is a great website to learn a little bit about some of the people who laid the groundwork and pushed for so many of the rights we have today.


Mpowerment Thanksgiving Potluck Party

Alone this thanksgiving? No problem! Dine with the Mpowerment family this season and have some food while you socialize and make new friends! Food and refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring a dish or two. 

At YouthCO Headquarters: 568 Seymour Street on Saturday October 11 from 4pm-7pm. Check out the Facebook event for more information.

Kwantlen SEXPO

Visit the Surrey campus on October 15th! YouthCO will have a booth from 10-5. The Kwantlen Sexpo is an event created by the Kwantlen Student Association. Its focus is to provide information and education on all aspects of sexuality. The overall event focus is on body positivity and viewing sex in a positive fashion. 

UBC 6th Annual Allies in Health Fair

Allies in Health Community & Patient Fair, happening Wednesday, October 29th 2014 from 10:30am-3:00pm at the UBC Life Sciences Centre. YouthCO will be there, drop by and say hello! There will be a ton of great speakers and booths.

Jer's Vision 10th Anniversary Reception

October 23rd, 6:30-9pm @ Columbia College. Check out the poster for more details. 

Entering into their tenth year working across Canada and in the Vancouver Community, Jer's Vision would like to bring together all of their supporters, sponsors and friends for a wonderful evening of celebration! RSVP to [email protected] 


BCCLA Is Hiring: 
The BC Civil Liberties Association is hiring a Communications and Outreach Coordinator as well as a Donor Relations CoordinatorApplications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, October 24, 2014.

BCCLA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or class. Racially marginalized persons and Indigenous people strongly encouraged to apply.

C'est tout! 

As always, if you have absolutely anything you would like us to share with other members, send it along to [email protected]