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Reflections on a Practicum Now Finished

During my 4th year at UBC, it was required that I do a practicum with a local organization related to my major (Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice—GRSJ being its much-needed acronym), and personal interests. Given this, I was thrilled to find a place at…

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Seeking Graphic Designer

Get involved with Check Your Head – We are seeking a Graphic Designer! Check Your Head is a youth-driven nonprofit organization working with young people
to take action for social & environmental justice. Our main activities include workshops, facilitation and leadership training and supporting youth-led social and…

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Anti-Oppression with Children

   As part of our new Open House project, Check was happy to support the first instalment in this exciting series of youth-led workshops, with all topics chosen and facilitated by our existing youth volunteers.  Allison Jones and Annie Preston facilitated a great session on…

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The Game-changers Tour: Mobilizing the Youth Vote Across Canada

In the lead up to the upcoming Federal election, people from our generation are getting organized to boost voter turnout among our peers, and finally see a change in government.

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Book a Social or Environmental Justice Workshop this Spring!

Teachers and community organizers book our workshops to support youth in their active engagement in social and environmental justice. As youth ourselves, we believe a just and sustainable world depends on a generation of informed, empowered and active young people. It all begins, of course, with education.

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Recruiting new Migrant Justice Facilitators

  Get involved with Check Your Head and No One Is Illegal – Apply to be a volunteer facilitator for Migrant Justice! Check Your Head is a youth-driven nonprofit organization working with young people to take action for social & environmental justice. Working together with No…

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Check Your Head is Hiring

After nearly six years of incredible commitment to Check Your Head, our Executive Director Kaitlin Pelletier is moving on to a new position managing the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Professional Development. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours and issue this letter…

Give the gift of education

Give the Gift of Education

This holiday season, “Give the Gift of Education” with a Check Your Head Holiday Gift Card and support youth engagement and social justice education in your communities.

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Would you drink water contaminated with copper?

Since August 4th this year, the residents of Likely, BC have had a very unique problem. People lost their jobs, tourists stopped visiting the area, they can peel the skin off of their salmon by simply touching it and they have lost access to some…

Changing Gears event poster: August 19, 2014 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Free event: Changing Gears

Learn bike repair & maintenance skills and service your bike at this free, youth-only event. Join us at Kickstand (1739 Venables) on August 19 from 6:00-9:00PM!