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Join Check Your Head as an Education Program Coordinator!

Check Your Head is looking for an exceptionally organized individual passionate about education and youth activism to join our small but mighty team! If you believe in what we do and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a youth-driven non-profit organization, this opportunity…

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Inclusion Project: Youth Celebration & Film Screening on Feb 17

We invite you to celebrate the end of Check Your Head’s Inclusion and Anti-racism youth project with us!  Our celebration will feature slam poetry by youth poet Lovely Ranges and the screening of our youth-made film. This will be the premiere screening of a short documentary…

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An Invitation to Stand! Join our awesome Board of Directors

Check Your Head is looking for leaders with a passion for social and environmental justice and youth education to serve on our Board of Directors! We’re actively looking to increase the range and diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences on our board.   Specifically, we…

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Farewell note from Aleks

Dear Check Your Head supporters,  This is the last thing I will write to you as CYH’s Education Program Coordinator. Working at Check — an org that values the kind of education which truly empowers youth — has been, well, a learning experience. Really truly. After…

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Post-Secondary’s Sexual Assault Epidemic: The Time for Change is Now

Campus rape culture is a very real, extremely harmful problem that demands our attention. We can unite to end higher education’s sexual assault epidemic.

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Unraveling the Controversy Around (Inter)National Observances

Observances, like International Women’s Day and Black History Month, allow people to take a moment out of their days to recognize how far societies have progressed and how much further we still have to go.

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The killing of Abdirahman Abdi: Intersections of racism and anti-migrant violence

The killing of Abdirahman Abdi is a poignant reminder of the uncomfortable parallels between policing in Canada and the USA.

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Defend Public Health Care

A shakeup may be coming to Canada’s health care system and, like any earthquake, it could wreak catastrophe for thousands of lives. Defend public health care by packing the BC Supreme Court, inside and out, on September 6th.

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Caught Between Ordinary and Exceptional: Media Coverage on Syrian Refugees in Canada

Refugees, the Middle East, and Islam are heavily stigmatized in the media, with coverage too often failing to encompass lived realities.

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Youth exploring equity and discrimination: An introduction to our Inclusion and Anti-Racism Project

Our Inclusion and Anti-Racism project aims to increase the understanding of race, migration, and issues of belonging among Metro Vancouver youth.