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The Need for Conversations Surrounding Mental Health

Trigger Warning: The following material contains mentions of suicide, self-harm, and depression. If you are triggered by such topics, please proceed at your own risk. This is the first of a four-part series on social stigma—a term that I would define as the negative connotations…

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…

Join the CYH team!

We are looking for an exceptionally organized individual committed to popular education and youth activism to join our small but mighty team! Operations Coordinator Are you passionate about social change? Can you run the back end of an organization like a well-oiled machine? Got mad communications…

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…

at the end of the day;

she wrote a poem and called it change. about people who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, stop our pain. she wrote about the danger that comes with making things fair, about how if we’d just dare to stop speaking in ‘ums’ and start ending warfare, that the…

to other gen z and millennials;

the noise, the grief, the terror come sudden and aching— take our breath, our thoughts, our senses away. we don’t know how to stop faking that we’re deaf, and have nothing to say. and when the world is this loud, isn’t it easier to keep…

Identity and White-Passing

Passing, what does that mean to you? Maybe a test score higher than 50%, overtaking someone in your car or time going by. To people of colour however, it means something completely different; for me it means identity. “White-passing” is a term used to refer…

dear people who don’t believe in me,

you cannot use my age as a way to stop listening to me. if you do, i will stop and breathe. i will remember that i have valuable thoughts to share, and that i will be the one who will have no choice but to…

generation together;

we need a generation whose minorities aren’t told that they interrupt. we need a generation for whom the time was always up. we need a generation whose systems and industries aren’t corrupt. we need a generation where empathy is the norm. we need a generation…

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