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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…

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…

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…

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,…

Join Check Your Head as an Education Program Coordinator!

Check Your Head is looking for an exceptionally organized individual passionate about education and youth activism to join our small but mighty team! If you believe in what we do and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a youth-driven non-profit organization, this opportunity…

An Interview with Victoria Teo, Founder of Cering

Victoria wants to explore the world with her imaginary cat. She hopes that she can contribute to the movement of world peace while attaining the meaning of “why?” When she’s not studying (which is most of the time), she can be found singing, cooking edible…

An Interview with Check Your Head’s Sharnelle Jenkins-Thompson

Sharnelle Jenkins-Thompson, whose passion for social justice began at the age of ten, is a board member at Check Your Head. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia.   How did you become involved in youth activism in general?…

“Stand with Kwantlen” March in Fort Langley

Protests provide a forum for citizens from all walks of life and backgrounds to unite under a common banner for movements and causes which are important to them. This can be for their livelihoods, the environment, or their children and grandchildren. Sometimes, it can be…

An Interview with Activist Justine Nelson

Justine Nelson is the chapter coordinator for the PIPE UP Network, and an event leader at Evergreen BC. In this blog post, youth blogger Scott discusses activism and organizing with Justine. What was your activist moment of awakening? I’m not sure if I had a specific…

An Interview with a Welfare Food Challenge Participant, Lindsay Bissett

My name is Lindsay Bissett and I advocated, for the second time, in the Welfare Food Challenge. During the day I am a recruiter for an incredible company, Vancity, where I am fortunate to meet many amazing people. During my extracurricular time I am Vice…

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