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Join the CYH team!

We are looking for two exceptionally organized individuals committed to popular education and youth activism to join our small but mighty team! If you believe in what we do and looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a youth-driven non-profit organization, we want to hear…

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…

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.

a call to action;

why do we keep breaking, decimating, hating? whether nurture or nature, it’s not about fate─your actions, our actions directly impact future generations who will now never get back to the relative safety of our home today … lately things we do don’t reflect what we…

Poverty Shouldn’t Equal Patronizing

Since November the provincial government has been conducting a series of poverty reduction consultations in communities across the province. I have had the chance to facilitate small table conversations at three of these meetings thus far (Richmond, Burnaby/New West, and Surrey), and have been surprised…

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