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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.

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How Masculinity, Media, and Societal Expectations Fail Our Boys

The Mask You Live In aims to investigate the question, how does society fail our boys? The film examines how societal standards of boys and men being emotionally unattached, among other “manly” characteristics, has affected an entire generation of young men.

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The Gendered Anatomy of the Great Recession

The effects of the economic failures on the female population reveal the gendered architecture of the global financial system. While virtually every nation on the planet was impacted by the crisis, it is important to observe the disproportionate impacts that were felt by certain populations.

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Can networking really overcome violence?

I really believe through these gatherings I was able to start to make the changes from within and like a cup spilling when filled with so much water, I was able to share these insights when co-facilitating workshops for youth, as well as with everyone else in my life.

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Cinderello: Queering Fairy Tales

As someone who works with children, I frequently read children’s picture books aloud. A few months ago I was reading Hansel and Gretel to a young girl and boy, and I felt bored and frustrated with the gender representations.

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Food for Thought

Join us at Britannia Community Centre on June 26 for Food for Thought. Participate in games, activities, art, performance, and dialogue on food, culture, and food justice. Catered food will be provided. All youth, ages 12-29, are welcome!