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Youth in Care Deserve Support Until Age 25

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…

Special Summer Workshop Offering!

Happy summer everyone! Check Your Head is celebrating the season by offering our healthcare workshop for free for any group of ten or more youth in the Lower Mainland!  Healthcare: The Price is Right engages participants in interactive activities that ask the questions: How does…

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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…

LAUNCHING SOON: Migrant Youth Lead the Way!

This an opportunity for youth (ages 16-22) who identify as racialized, and those who have experienced issues surrounding race in their family or community history, and in their own lives. The program runs from September 2017 – February 2018. Check out the poster below for more…

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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…

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#BCElxn17

It’s that time again. Lawn signs, ads, debates, and lineups at the polling stations. While many of us feel frustrated with formal politics, electing the government is still a really big deal, and ultimately it’s up to us to fix the system by engaging with it. The provincial government…

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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…

Misrepresentation alert

Dear Community, It came to our attention that the name of our organization has been used by someone who has contacted a political party candidate and inquired about some sensitive matters. This individual has no current affiliation with Check Your Head, and if there was…

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Inclusion Project: Celebration recap

Our Inclusion Project is now under wraps. Our project celebration on Feb 17 was awesome – featuring youth poetry and a film all by project youth.

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Single Mother’s Alliance in British Columbia Goes to the United Nations

The Single Mother’s Alliance of British Columbia (SMA) has taken their fight for women’s rights to the United Nations. Viveca Ellis, a single mother from Vancouver, British Columbia, said, “We can’t sell ourselves short: we can’t settle for anything less than the realization of our…