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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.

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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.

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Callout for Youth Facilitators!

Apply today! CYH is recruiting youth facilitators for the third year of the Youth and Gender Media Project. Selected youth will participate in a training and mentorship program and lead workshops in schools around the Lower Mainland and BC.

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Check Your Head Supporter Survey

As we start the new school year, help us to better understand and serve our community! Everyone who completes this short, 10-question survey will be entered into a draw for a prize! Thanks for your help!

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Food for Thought event recap

On June 26th, Check Your Head hosted a delicious evening of art, activities, and community on food justice.

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Let’s Talk: Summary of a successful panel event

Our goal was to host a free event open to the public to engage youth, health care providers, family, and community members in discussing ways to support and empower youth in the health care system.While brainstorming event ideas, we came up with three “Do’s and Don’ts” for parents when supporting their teens.

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Can networking really overcome violence?

I really believe through these gatherings I was able to start to make the changes from within and like a cup spilling when filled with so much water, I was able to share these insights when co-facilitating workshops for youth, as well as with everyone else in my life.

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Cinderello: Queering Fairy Tales

As someone who works with children, I frequently read children’s picture books aloud. A few months ago I was reading Hansel and Gretel to a young girl and boy, and I felt bored and frustrated with the gender representations.