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Crowdsourcing from the grassroots: Vancouverites share what they would like to improve in their City

What would make Vancouver A Better City through the perspective of your neighbourhood? We’re inviting all Vancouverites to engage in a dialogue to co-create policy recommendations for Council to implement after the 2018 election. The City of Vancouver continues to spend effort and resources on…

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A message to those celebrating Pride this year

This past May, after much deliberation with the Vancouver Police department (VPD), the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) released a statement announcing their decision to allow uniformed police officers to march in the upcoming Vancouver Pride Festival 2017. This announcement comes after a year of intense…

Youth in Care Deserve Support Until Age 25

Youth in Care Deserve Support Till Age 25

Growing up in government care in Manitoba was difficult. The deep politicization of child welfare didn’t help matters. Polarized public opinion and a controversy-avoidant government shaped the legislation and policies that affected my day-to-day life. Everyone, it seemed, was seeking to provide me with the…

Special Summer Workshop Offering!

Happy summer everyone! Check Your Head is celebrating the season by offering our healthcare workshop for free for any group of ten or more youth in the Lower Mainland!  Healthcare: The Price is Right engages participants in interactive activities that ask the questions: How does…

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My Brown Girl Stories: Representation and Storytelling with Shania Chand

I have always felt confused about my identity, my race, and who people perceived me as. My mother was born and grew up in Fiji. My Dad was also born in Fiji, but he moved to Canada when he was a few months old and…

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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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#BCElxn17

It’s that time again. Lawn signs, ads, debates, and lineups at the polling stations. While many of us feel frustrated with formal politics, electing the government is still a really big deal, and ultimately it’s up to us to fix the system by engaging with it. The provincial government…

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Watching Politicians at Work

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending an All Candidates Meeting in Vancouver. It was the most educational two hours of my life. Fact and fiction diverged at frightening speeds and produced an eye-opening study in human behaviour, both on the part…

Misrepresentation alert

Dear Community, It came to our attention that the name of our organization has been used by someone who has contacted a political party candidate and inquired about some sensitive matters. This individual has no current affiliation with Check Your Head, and if there was…

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Inclusion Project: Celebration recap

Our Inclusion Project is now under wraps. Our project celebration on Feb 17 was awesome – featuring youth poetry and a film all by project youth.