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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…

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Join our team of youth facilitators!

Do you believe in education as a vehicle for change? So do we! If you are 16-30 years old and live in Metro Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories, we invite you to join our pool of youth facilitators! You will be delivering our interactive and engaging peer-led popular education workshops on key issues facing our society and planet such as migrant racism, economic justice, gender equity, food sovereignty, media awareness and more!

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Invitation to stand for the CYH Board of Directors

Check Your Head is looking for leaders with a passion for social, economic 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.

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Join the ‘Migrant Youth Lead the Way’ Project today!

Applications for our ‘Migrant Youth Lead the Way!’ Youth Team are OPEN! Check Your Head is looking for passionate, driven and justice-oriented youth to be part of this amazing project! Along with a team of other young people, you will receive knowledge and training in leadership,…

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Join the Economic Justice Project!

Applications for our Economic Justice Youth Team are now OPEN! Check Your Head is looking for passionate, driven and justice-oriented youth to be part of this amazing project! Along with a team of other young people, you will receive knowledge and training in leadership, facilitation and…

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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…

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A message to those celebrating Pride this year

This past May, after much deliberation with the Vancouver Police department (VPD), the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) released a statement announcing their decision to allow uniformed police officers to march in the upcoming Vancouver Pride Festival 2017. This announcement comes after a year of intense…

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…