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Check Your Head Justice League Presents: The Package

Poverty is around us. You might not realize it but British Columbia has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. One in ten people living in BC is living below the poverty line and one in five children in BC is living below…

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Single Mother’s Alliance in British Columbia Goes to the United Nations

The Single Mother’s Alliance of British Columbia (SMA) has taken their fight for women’s rights to the United Nations. Viveca Ellis, a single mother from Vancouver, British Columbia, said, “We can’t sell ourselves short: we can’t settle for anything less than the realization of our…

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Join the Income Inequality Project!

Check Your Head is seeking youth participants to join our “Income Inequality Project.” Learn about local issues of poverty & income inequality, take action, and become a peer educator with Check Your Head. Through a series of fun and informative trainings, workshops, and local field trips,…

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An Interview with a Welfare Food Challenge Participant, Lindsay Bissett

My name is Lindsay Bissett and I advocated, for the second time, in the Welfare Food Challenge. During the day I am a recruiter for an incredible company, Vancity, where I am fortunate to meet many amazing people. During my extracurricular time I am Vice…

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An Interview with a Welfare Food Challenge Participant, David Kerruish

In this post, youth blogger Scott chats with David Kerruish. David was born in Australia, but found home in Vancouver in 2011. He is a Strategic Management Consultant at Vancity, with degrees from Queensland University of Technology. This year, David took part in the Welfare Food…

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Joyce and the Giant (Real Estate Development): Housing Affordability and Gentrification around Joyce Station

Amidst Vancouver’s housing crisis, the area around Joyce station is now at risk of gentrification due to a new development plan.

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A Call to Action on BC’s Poverty Rate

Poverty is a daily struggle for thousands of people in BC and yet the province does not have a poverty reduction plan. The time for concrete action is now.

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FLOW: A Tale of Water, People, and Corporations

As FLOW deals with the issue of water privatization, the stories and discussions are framed through a lens of resistance. Activists who work to restrict or eliminate corporate control of water share their stories, including both the impact privatization has had on their lives, and their successes in reversing these effects.

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The Disturbing Exploitation Behind the Fashion Industry’s Glitz and Glamour

After a good hard look at the fashion industry, there may be more to consider than a price tag or label, because the dollar value and capital lettered MADE IN CHINA or MADE IN THE USA does not tell us about the countless victims and ecological footprints of the fashion industry.

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A Global Agenda: The 2016 World Day of Social Justice

Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has been assisting the world in its endeavours for greater social justice. The 2016 World Day of Social Justice presents the theme for the year–A Just Transition–and ushers in a new era following the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals.