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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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Film Screening in Support of Check Your Head

Check Your Head is thrilled to be partnering with Reel Causes for a screening of the award-winning and thought-provoking film: William and the Windmill! Proceeds from this event support Check Your Head’s programs.

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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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It’s Not All About the Bottom Line

There is nothing wrong with wanting to have financial success… However, I argue that such a goal cannot be achieved in the long-run without simultaneously considering the “profitability” of the environment in which the company is situated as well. The financial profitability of a company cannot be healthy while everything around it is being exploited.

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Most Inspirational Film of 2013: Tough Guise 2

I am sure you are aware of the major film categories at the Oscars, so now imagine the Oscar ceremonies if there were a category for “most inspirational” film. I’d like to think this might one day become a reality, so for that reason I am going to offer my selection of the most inspirational film of 2013.

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Apply to be a Volunteer Facilitator for Migrant Justice!

Get involved with Check Your Head and No One Is Illegal – Apply to be a volunteer facilitator for Migrant Justice! We’re looking for youth with direct experience of migration and migrant issues to lead workshops with school and community groups.

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A Little More Empathy

The news story that struck me the most last year was Lily’s story. It may not have any national impact, but it greatly embodies the social inequality that we know is everywhere, but invisible to our eyes.

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Food for the Future: Standing up for BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve

The ALR has faced a number of challenges over the years, but it may currently be facing its greatest challenge yet. It’s time to speak up for our agricultural land and farmers! Decision makers will be deciding the future of the ALR soon, so they need to hear from you.

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Invitation to Stand for Check Your Head Board of Directors

Check Your Head is looking for leaders with a passion for social and environmental justice and youth education to serve on our Board of Directors! We’re actively looking to increase the range and diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences on our board.