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A Point of Pride

Canada’s free healthcare has always been a point of pride for many Canadians. But this one legal battle could change all that.

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Is medical crowdfunding “healthy”?

My ultimate curiosity is this: If people are willing to shell out $30 million USD in crowdfunding for those who need help with their medical needs, why is the concept of tax-funded, socialized healthcare so inconceivable in the US? Is there too much of a disconnect between taxation and donation?

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Volunteer Opportunity – Health Care Outreach Team

There are many questions about what’s best for Canada’s health care system, yet there is little youth-accessible information on this issue. As part of our new social media team, you can help change that by developing online content – created for youth, by youth – that provides a critical youth perspective on the future of health care.

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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 a youth delegation of more than 15 amazing people from the Mainland and the South Island with the aim of bringing a message to the premiers from young people about the future of our health care system.

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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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Are Technological Innovations in Healthcare a Reason to be Hopeful about Overall Health Inequality?

Before we get excited about these innovations we need to face the hard facts about health inequality. The solution to these problems won't come in the form of new technologies here and there. Instead we will need to look at solutions and indicators that are more broad in their scope.

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Youth Voting Interests

These youth might not have the right to vote yet, but they know the power of politics and what the next election could bring. And more importantly, they know what they’ll vote for once they get to the polls.

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YAC presents: “Let’s Talk: A Guide to Teens and their Health”

On Thursday, May 16th, please join us in a panel discussion featuring members of Youth Advisory Committee, joined by adolescent health experts to discuss ways to support youth during their teen years. This event is open to anyone; you do not need to be connected to the hospital to attend. Parents, healthcare professionals, teens, kids, and families are all welcome.

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At Maladjusted: A Poignant Reminder of How the System Defines Us

Maladjusted is presented by Theatre for Living (formerly headlines). It is an experiential and interactive play based on Augusto’s Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. It presents a short play about how health care currently treats the mentally ill. After that, members of the audience may replace the actors as they reenact scenes.

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Who has the right to health? Refugees, health care, and the politics of exclusion

The recent changes to Canadian refugee policy further erase this shared history, pitting the native-born against newcomers and privileging certain migrant groups over others.