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Give the Gift of Education

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? This holiday season, make a donation to support a Check Your Head workshop done in the name of a loved one. Give the gift of education today!

Oh the World, the World

Ask questions, look for context, and think critically about what you read. Just because something is considered ‘scientific’ or is coming from what is thought to be a reputable source doesn’t make it fact. But don’t just take my word for it.

Apply to join the CYH 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!

Volunteering Doesn’t Pay: The Priceless Experience of Donating Your Time

As an employment counselor, I interact youth with various employment backgrounds. My job is to assist youth in my program in their search for work. Some youth arrive with a resume; some may arrive without any experience at all.

Rally for Peace

Courtenay has resident protesters. Every Saturday from noon until one, you can see the Comox Valley Peace Group at their spot on the corner of England and 6th. “This is not a protest. This is a peace rally.”

The Purple Letter Campaign

When the government released the Safe Schools Task Force report in 2003, it stated that homophobia was the number one issue in BC schools and that it needed to be dealt with. The Purple Letter Campaign is a province-wide push to lobby the British Columbian…

Education and Moral Ethics for a Better World?

I recently attended Montreal’s second annual Peace through Religion Conference. Created in response to the September 11th attacks in New York City, the conference aims to promote dialogue and respect between all world faiths and religions. In hopes perhaps, that peace can be achieved through…

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What about Privilege?

It is through raising public awareness and engaging various communities and their members in myriad ways that we can take proactive steps toward changing the culture of violence (global, physical, sexual and otherwise) around which our society is structured.

Seeing is Believing: How Localizing Our Economies Will Create a Better World

Consumers must take action. We must demand ethical products that do not put profit over people. This however, is easier said than done. We have created a capitalist culture where our happiness lies in how much we consume and how little we pay for it.

When Can We all Smile with Dignity?

Oral health is a vital part of our overall health and wellbeing, and the right to dental care is about the right to eat, smile and live with dignity. ‘Smile with Dignity’ is on a mission to gather the stories of people’s teeth, and with…