Title: Youth and HIV
Location: Conference Room 7, Providence Level, St. Paul’s Hospital
Sarah Chown, is currently the Program Director at YouthCO, where she gets to work and learn alongside communities most directly impacted by HIV and Hep C. Her interest in gay men’s health and HIV began during an internship in Kigali, Rwanda in 2008. Since then, Sarah has been involved in outreach, education and research within these fields in Iqaluit, Guelph, and Vancouver. Her enthusiasm for this work continues in her role as Program Director at YouthCO! Sarah is interested in the ways our responses to HIV and Hep C can affirm and foster resilience in our communities. When not focusing on supporting YouthCO’s roster of amazing programs, Sarah’s enthusiasm is directed to hosting delicious meals with good friends and conversation education.
Jessica Vielle will be working as the Positive Programs Intern and could not be more excited to work alongside the team of staff and members at YouthCO, as well as the team at the International Community of Women Living with HIV. She first learned about YouthCO through another organization: Camp Moomba, and is thrilled about the recent merge of the two organizations. Jessica believes that this will really benefit and connect positive youth and young adults. Jessica is studying at Langara College and in her spare time enjoys knitting, caffeine, and reading. She is also an Ed Sheehan fanatic!
This event is approved for 1.0 Mainpro-M1 credit.