Youth for A Change was founded in March 2012 by Sylvie Traphan and Jen Marchbank alongwith ten very keen youth. We are educators, activists and advocates on many youth issues but especially issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, and queer youth and allies. Members range in age from 13-21, many identify as LGBTQ+, others as allies, ALL participate in planning and decision-making about the group’s activities. We are based in Surrey but our members live in other cities and we have worked in Richmond, New Westminster, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Prince George and Nelson as well as in Surrey.