The Youth Leadership Project and National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NAYCHA) represent Indigenous youth across Canada who are working to implement the National Aboriginal Youth Strategy on HIV/AIDS (NAYSHAC). NAYCHA represents the leadership and voices of Indigenous youth nationally working on issues of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual health, and harm reduction. NAYCHA has been also been recognized as the first National indigenous Youth Council on HIV/AIDS in the world.

National Youth Coordinator is Jessica Danforth


Jasmine Redfern, Iqaluit Nunavut

Keelen Simpson, Hay River Northwest Territories (Secretary)

Christina Alec, Prince George British Columbia

Iehente Foote, Kahnawake Quebec (Vice Chair)

Ashley Norton, Regina Saskatchewan (Chair)

Erin Konsmo, Red Deer Alberta

Charlene Tuplin, Lennox Island PEI

Alisha Sweezey, Eel Ground New Brunswick

Sean Labobe, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Billie Kozub Henry, Winnipeg Manitoba

APHA Youth Mentor: Krista Shore, Regina Saskatchewan

Openings for membership on NAYCHA: Ontario, Yukon, Labrador. We are specifically seeking Aboriginal youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS

 NAYCHA recruitment Poster (francais)(pdf)

  Traduction application April 2013 (pdf)

Terms of reference CAAN Youth Council_2012sept

For more information about CAAN and the National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV and AIDS contact:

Jessica Danforth

National Youth Coordinator, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)

Executive Director, Native Youth Sexual Health Network



Carrie Robinson

National Youth Coordinator, CAAN


Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)

6520 Salish Drive,

Vancouver BC, V6N 2C7

Ph: (347) 320-4548

Fax: (604)266-7612

Leave a message, Toll Free: 1.888.285.2226


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