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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…

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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…

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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 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…

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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…

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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…

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Join the Income Inequality Project!

Check Your Head is seeking youth participants to join our “Income Inequality Project.” Learn about local issues of poverty & income inequality, take action, and become a peer educator with Check Your Head. Through a series of fun and informative trainings, workshops, and local field trips,…