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).
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
Leave a message, Toll Free: 1.888.285.2226