The Youth Leadership Project and National Indigenous Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NIYCHA) represent Indigenous youth across Canada who are working to implement the National Aboriginal Youth Strategy on HIV/AIDS (NAYSHAC). NIYCHA 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. NIYCHA has been also been recognized as the first National indigenous Youth Council on HIV/AIDS in the world.


  • Scosha Diamond – Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Charlene Tuplin – Lennox Island, PEI
  • Jack Saddleback – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Vice-Chair)
  • Iehente Foote – Kahnawake, Quebec (Chair)
  • Jasmine Redfern – Iqaluit, Nunavut (Secretary)
  • Luke Campbell – Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Alisha Sweezey – Eel Ground, New Brunswick
  • Elizabeth Potskin– Edmonton, Alberta
  • Tommi Hill – New Credit, Ontario

APHA Youth Mentor is Christina Alec – Prince George, British Columbia.
Current openings for membership on NIYCHA: Labrador, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia. We are specifically seeking Indigenous youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STIs).

NAYCHA Application – March 2015 (doc)

NAYCHA recruitment poster as of July 2015 (pdf)

Terms of reference CAAN Youth Council as of December 1, 2014 (pdf)

 NIYCHA on Facebook

 NIYCHA on Twitter

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

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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