Resident Bloggers

Marpole Students for Modular Housing

On November 15, four Churchill students had their photo taken for Metro. On November 15, two Churchill students were featured in a CKNW article. On November 15, a Churchill student was interviewed on CBC. As of November 15, we’re famous. Actually though. Why? Because modular…

Elise’s Experience with the Welfare Food Challenge

Over the last few years many people have decided to take up the “Welfare Food Challenge”, an initiative by a local group Raise the Rates, as a way of understanding the struggles people who live on income assistance face in their daily lives. In BC people…

Crowdsourcing from the grassroots: Vancouverites share what they would like to improve in their City

What would make Vancouver A Better City through the perspective of your neighbourhood? We’re inviting all Vancouverites to engage in a dialogue to co-create policy recommendations for Council to implement after the 2018 election. The City of Vancouver continues to spend effort and resources on…

Youth in Care Deserve Support Till Age 25

Growing up in government care in Manitoba was difficult. The deep politicization of child welfare didn’t help matters. Polarized public opinion and a controversy-avoidant government shaped the legislation and policies that affected my day-to-day life. Everyone, it seemed, was seeking to provide me with the…

My Brown Girl Stories: Representation and Storytelling with Shania Chand

I have always felt confused about my identity, my race, and who people perceived me as. My mother was born and grew up in Fiji. My Dad was also born in Fiji, but he moved to Canada when he was a few months old and…

Check Your Head Justice League Presents: The Package

Poverty is around us. You might not realize it but British Columbia has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. One in ten people living in BC is living below the poverty line and one in five children in BC is living below…

Watching Politicians at Work

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending an All Candidates Meeting in Vancouver. It was the most educational two hours of my life. Fact and fiction diverged at frightening speeds and produced an eye-opening study in human behaviour, both on the part…

Volunteer Stories: An Interview with Afifa Hashimi

In this post, youth blogger Scott interviews Afifa Hashimi, Check Your Head’s current blog coordinator. Afifa has been volunteering with CYH since 2015. How did you get involved in youth activism? My interest in social justice grew in my last few years of high school, when I…

An Interview with Victoria Teo, Founder of Cering

Victoria wants to explore the world with her imaginary cat. She hopes that she can contribute to the movement of world peace while attaining the meaning of “why?” When she’s not studying (which is most of the time), she can be found singing, cooking edible…

“Stand with Kwantlen” March in Fort Langley

Protests provide a forum for citizens from all walks of life and backgrounds to unite under a common banner for movements and causes which are important to them. This can be for their livelihoods, the environment, or their children and grandchildren. Sometimes, it can be…