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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!

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Film Screening in Support of Check Your Head

Check Your Head is thrilled to be partnering with Reel Causes for a screening of the award-winning and thought-provoking film: William and the Windmill! Proceeds from this event support Check Your Head’s programs.

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Apply to be a Volunteer Facilitator for Migrant Justice!

Get involved with Check Your Head and No One Is Illegal – Apply to be a volunteer facilitator for Migrant Justice! We’re looking for youth with direct experience of migration and migrant issues to lead workshops with school and community groups.

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Apply today! Volunteer Youth Facilitator Team

Join the Volunteer Youth Facilitator Team at Check Your Head and develop the skills to create change in your communities! Application deadline: February 3, 2014.

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Back in Action with the Youth of 2013

There are millions of youth who often go unrecognised for their day-to-day hard work and kind acts towards making this world more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. To reflect upon the year, I have selected a few kick-butt stories that stood out for me in 2013.

Give the gift of education

Give the Gift of Education!

This year, give the gift of education! Visit https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/16675 to donate and order a card to be delivered to the changemaker in your life stating that a youth-led social and environmental justice workshop will be done in their name!

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Mode Shift

Mode Shift, a podcast about sustainable transportation in Canada, is now online!

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Globalization, Migration, Shopping and the Richmond Youth Art Mart

What do we as consumers of materialistic things do about the issue of globalization, poverty and sweatshops? How can we even know whether or not these companies participate in unfair, unsafe, unclean, and unjust labour?
Here’s a few things you can do: 1) Be informed. Do your research. 2) Be a smart shopper, shop locally.