get involved!

Register to Attend 
Registration is now open. There are a limited number of spaces, so please register now to avoid missing out.

There is no cost for participants to attend, however, you are responsible for arranging your transportation to and from downtown Victoria. You will need to ensure that your travel arrangements allow you to be in downtown Victoria by 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 25th in order to ride the shuttle bus to Lake Cowichan. On Thursday, the shuttle will take participants from Lake Cowichan back to downtown Victoria.

Your registration includes 5 nights accommodation at the Cowichan Lake Outdoor Education and Conference Centre, as well as 3 meals per day. Please be sure to advise us on the registration form if you have any dietary concerns or require any support with accessibility. There are also a variety of accommodations on site, from dorm rooms to motel style and individual rooms. If you are interested in staying with another participant please let us know!

Please contact us directly if you have questions or require support in arranging your travel. A very limited number of travel scholarships may be available, however, we recommend that participants contact their local ASO directly for support with travel subsidies.

Present A Workshop 
Please submit a Call for Abstracts by May 15, 2017.

Make sure you complete both the Call for Abstracts and a Contact Form.

Steering Committee
HIV and Hepatitis-C positive youth aged 18 – 32 are invited to join our steering committee, which meets once monthly via teleconference. We seek to have representation from all regions of Canada, so please contact us if this interests you. The steering committee provides input and oversight into the symposium content.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring #YUP, hosting a fundraiser, or providing in-kind support.

Healthcare Services
Self care is an integral part of the symposium. In 2016 we provided complimentary massage therapy, acupuncture, and counselling to participants. If you are a health care practitioner who is interested in participating in youth unleashing power, please contact us.

Curious about how you can help? Have questions? Want to join our mailing list?