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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…

The Frosh Rape Chants are (Unfortunately) Simply Symptoms of the Broader Culture

When you tell us the content doesn't matter I know it's because we've become so inured to sex and violence portrayed in our media culture and played 24/7 on cable news. Have you ever thought welcoming new students like this normalizes rape culture? And that…

Equality vs. Equity

In order to achieve true equality, we must reflect on the adjustments that must be made to suit each individual to the best of our abilities and reach a state of equity, where true fairness is shown.

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.

Talking Health Care in Victoria

On January 16th Premier Christy Clark hosted premiers from across the country to discuss health care sustainability and the 2014 Health Accord. As part of “Check Up,” a collaborative project that engages youth on health care issues, Check Your Head and BC Health Coalition organized…

How Masculinity, Media, and Societal Expectations Fail Our Boys

The Mask You Live In aims to investigate the question, how does society fail our boys? The film examines how societal standards of boys and men being emotionally unattached, among other “manly” characteristics, has affected an entire generation of young men.

The Gendered Anatomy of the Great Recession

The effects of the economic failures on the female population reveal the gendered architecture of the global financial system. While virtually every nation on the planet was impacted by the crisis, it is important to observe the disproportionate impacts that were felt by certain populations.

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…

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.

Policing Masculinity through Homophobia

Although many people use these terms out of context, not intending their words to be associated with homosexuality, the implications are real and assert homosexuality as negative, abnormal and to be rejected.

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