Better Together? A Reflection on Collective Housing

  For years, Vancouver has been acclaimed as one of the most expensive places to live in the world. With rent and unemployment continually on the rise, it seems the city is running out of options when it comes to providing affordable accommodation. A possible…


Social Justice in the New Year

2014 was a great year for bringing attention to issues of social justice. It was also a sad year, as too many lives were lost due to ongoing racism, homophopia and transphobia. The price was too high, but these issues finally received a fraction of…


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Naomi Klein’s megalith of a book has been garnering an awful lot of attention in the last few months since its mid-September release.  At first it might seem like a daunting read: 466 pages about climate change and capitalism, which are both complicated enough subjects…


Indoor Gardening at a Youth Run Community Centre

By: Lyon Lin It has been some time now since Check Your Head’s Winter Gardening 101 workshop at the Purple Thistle. My rosemary seeds haven’t grown at all. To be fair, the central heater at my place doesn’t work, and we haven’t fixed it. When…


#Healthcare4All – The American Way

Many Canadians are proud of the Canadian healthcare system and will boast about how much better it is than in the United States, but how many of us really understand how the American system works?


Check Your Head is Hiring

After nearly six years of incredible commitment to Check Your Head, our Executive Director Kaitlin Pelletier is moving on to a new position managing the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Professional Development. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours and issue this letter…


#Healthcare4All – A Holiday Health Reminder

This is one of the weirdest arguments in favour of Medicare that we’ve ever heard! Brought to you by April Magee, a member of our #Healthcare4All volunteer team.


#Healthcare4All – Got it Covered? Why Private Insurance isn’t Enough

Most Canadians are covered by some kind of private insurance, so people might not see what all the fuss is about introducing more private health care.

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.


#Healthcare4All – Do You Need Medicare?

Over the past few months, our #healthcare4all volunteer team has been working hard to educate youth about our health care system in Canada. Maybe you’ve found yourself thinking, “Great… but why should I care? Do I need Medicare?” Our #healthcare4all volunteer, April, answers your question…