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Youth & Reconciliation

It can be hard to understand what exactly reconciliation is and why it is essential for us as young Canadians to play our part in creating such change. The truth is that whether the issue directly impacts you or not, it is incredibly important to…

Getting Involved in the Community

With school ending soon and summer just around the corner, you may be looking for activities to spend your summertime doing. If you’re not sure exactly what you want to do though, you’ve come to the right place! There are many great ways to get…

Project Recap – Youth Priorities for Poverty Reduction

The provincial government has committed to developing and implementing a poverty reduction plan – and BC’s young people have shown that their voice will not be lost in this conversation. During the last several months, we engaged youth in the consultation process to make sure…

Youth Civic Voices

We are thrilled to offer you a new workshop developed in partnership with the City of Vancouver. Youth Civic Voices invites young people to explore and expand notions of civic engagement, and how they can influence decisions made in the city.

Students Can Reduce Poverty… And We Have to Start Now

Just like with any big problem, it can be hard to know how to help the homeless people whom we see on the streets. Whether because of the stigma that comes with having no home, or because as a student, I’m often in a hurry,…

Why We Should All Be Marching

Two weeks ago marked the second annual Women’s March, and a number of Check Your Head’s finest came out to march in solidarity with millions of other women world wide. Women’s March Global aims to promote social change in the areas of ending violence, reproductive…

New Year, New Youth Activism!

This year there is a whole lot of programming to look forward to! In 2018 we are working on: 2 brand new youth-led workshops on civics. Are you interested in facilitating one? Let us know! 2 opportunities to meet your elected representatives. Stay tuned for event…

Opinion Piece on UNAC ‘Youth as Peacebuilders Forum

On November 14 – 15, 2017 a great injustice happened in Vancouver. At first glance, one would think the ‘UNAC Youth as Peacebuilders Forum’ would be the pinnacle of youth engagement, the historic breaking of adult oppression on youth voices – but, unsurprisingly, it was…

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…