Resident Bloggers

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FLOW: A Tale of Water, People, and Corporations

As FLOW deals with the issue of water privatization, the stories and discussions are framed through a lens of resistance. Activists who work to restrict or eliminate corporate control of water share their stories, including both the impact privatization has had on their lives, and their successes in reversing these effects.

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The Disturbing Exploitation Behind the Fashion Industry’s Glitz and Glamour

After a good hard look at the fashion industry, there may be more to consider than a price tag or label, because the dollar value and capital lettered MADE IN CHINA or MADE IN THE USA does not tell us about the countless victims and ecological footprints of the fashion industry.

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Migrant Youths and the Food System

As a migrant youth, I look to food for not only sustenance but also identity. Food preferences are closely connected to both cultural and social identities. Growing up in a Chinese household, white rice is deeply embedded in the essence of my culture as a symbol of harvest. A house without the sounds of sizzling white rice in the rice-cooker would not feel like home to me. However, amid the chaos of adjusting to new social practices, the role of food is often overlooked in the migrant experience.

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A Global Agenda: The 2016 World Day of Social Justice

Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has been assisting the world in its endeavours for greater social justice. The 2016 World Day of Social Justice presents the theme for the year–A Just Transition–and ushers in a new era following the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals.

Summer Job Opportunity: Research and Educational Content Assistant

Check Your Head and TakingITGlobal are looking to invite an enthusiastic student to join our team of change makers for Summer 2017! Check out the posting below or download the PDF here. Deadline for applications is 10am on Wednesday, May 25th. Check Your Head (CYH) is a youth-driven…

Call for participants: Join Check Your Head’s Inclusion and Anti-Racism project

Check Your Head is seeking youth participants (ages 16-22) to join our ‘Inclusion and Anti-Racism’ project! Learn about issues of migrant justice and become a peer educator with Check Your Head. This is an opportunity for racialized youth – including youth who identify as people of…

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Gentrification in DTES Leaving Residents with Fewer Housing Options

Vancouver’s landscape is changing and people are being displaced at astounding rates as glassy towers rise from the rubble of what was once affordable housing.

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A reluctant encounter with Canada’s gender pay gap

I didn’t want to write this article, as I felt that writing from a male perspective added little to the conversation around a gender pay gap in Canada. But in doing research on this topic, I began to realize that not only does this issue need to be brought to the forefront more, but that it needs to be talked about in a way that doesn’t prompt response after response of denial and justification for entrenched systemic discrimination.

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The Panama Papers Reveal That We Can Afford to Take the Leap

The revelations contained in the Panama Papers should be enough to encourage Canadians to discard austerity thinking to the dustbin of history and take the Leap.

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The Minimum Wage Guarantees No Minimum Standard of Living

We call $10.45/hour the general minimum wage in BC, yet it guarantees no minimum standard of living.