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Hey girl, show us some love

Looking for some puppy-love this Valentine’s Day?  One click can make a huge difference! Visit http://www.checkyourhead.org/valentine to support workshops and training for young people across the province. Together, we can build a better world through education!              

Learning: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

In early January, Kanye West had himself a massive Twitter session, waxing Kanye about fashion, his mom, and his views on education, among other things. As he sees it, the current education system is out of date, structured to breed mindless factory workers. This of…

I’ll be there to share the land

As I was flipping through my Social Studies text book looking for the answer to another dry text question, a realization started to bother me; every year, in every text book there is a passage about the sufferings of the Aboriginal people. What bothers me…

Fair Trade USA: selling out the global movement

The global fair trade movement has been shaken by the recent split of Fair Trade USA from its umbrella Fairtrade International – and correspondingly the global fair trade system. As the leading fair trade certifier in the US, Fair Trade USA (formerly TransFair USA) will…

Self Care, Squatters, and Ryan Gosling

How good are you at taking care of yourself? I don’t mean in terms of showering and flossing and paying bills and so on. I mean at taking care of your brain and your heart. It’s important to take stock of where you’re at, to…

Rights, Freedoms, and Reading the Charter

The right to an education, or the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual punishment? The right to have freedom of speech or that to not be discriminated for my sexuality, gender, race, religion, or physical disability? How could someone ever pick,…

Give the Gift of Education

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? This holiday season, make a donation to support a Check Your Head workshop done in the name of a loved one. Give the gift of education today!

Oh the World, the World

Ask questions, look for context, and think critically about what you read. Just because something is considered ‘scientific’ or is coming from what is thought to be a reputable source doesn’t make it fact. But don’t just take my word for it.

Volunteering Doesn’t Pay: The Priceless Experience of Donating Your Time

As an employment counselor, I interact youth with various employment backgrounds. My job is to assist youth in my program in their search for work. Some youth arrive with a resume; some may arrive without any experience at all.

Rally for Peace

Courtenay has resident protesters. Every Saturday from noon until one, you can see the Comox Valley Peace Group at their spot on the corner of England and 6th. “This is not a protest. This is a peace rally.”