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Mode Shift

Mode Shift, a podcast about sustainable transportation in Canada, is now online!

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Globalization, Migration, Shopping and the Richmond Youth Art Mart

What do we as consumers of materialistic things do about the issue of globalization, poverty and sweatshops? How can we even know whether or not these companies participate in unfair, unsafe, unclean, and unjust labour?
Here’s a few things you can do: 1) Be informed. Do your research. 2) Be a smart shopper, shop locally.

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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 this has actual consequences? Consequences that continue the fatal cycle of people believing that it's normal to violently take advantage of someone.

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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.

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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.

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Check Your Head Supporter Survey

As we start the new school year, help us to better understand and serve our community! Everyone who completes this short, 10-question survey will be entered into a draw for a prize! Thanks for your help!

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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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More Than Just an Image

In an age where digital editing is so easy, it’s difficult to even tell the difference between what’s fake and authentic. In the end, the persona we’ve created online can be so different than who we are day to day.

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Food for Thought event recap

On June 26th, Check Your Head hosted a delicious evening of art, activities, and community on food justice.

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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.