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An Interview with a Welfare Food Challenge Participant, Lindsay Bissett

My name is Lindsay Bissett and I advocated, for the second time, in the Welfare Food Challenge. During the day I am a recruiter for an incredible company, Vancity, where I am fortunate to meet many amazing people. During my extracurricular time I am Vice…

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The Future is Up to Us

Today the world is reeling in disbelief over what happened in the US last night. As we all try to make sense of what made 60 million people cast a vote for a racist misogynistic celebrity capitalist and just a vile human being with very…

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Farewell note from Aleks

Dear Check Your Head supporters,  This is the last thing I will write to you as CYH’s Education Program Coordinator. Working at Check — an org that values the kind of education which truly empowers youth — has been, well, a learning experience. Really truly. After…

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An Interview with a Welfare Food Challenge Participant, David Kerruish

In this post, youth blogger Scott chats with David Kerruish. David was born in Australia, but found home in Vancouver in 2011. He is a Strategic Management Consultant at Vancity, with degrees from Queensland University of Technology. This year, David took part in the Welfare Food…

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British Columbia’s Responsibilities to Climate Change Action

We need to work to end carbon emissions as much as possible, as fast as possible, with transitions to renewable energies. BC’s responsibilities to climate change action can’t and shouldn’t be ignored.

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Joyce and the Giant (Real Estate Development): Housing Affordability and Gentrification around Joyce Station

Amidst Vancouver’s housing crisis, the area around Joyce station is now at risk of gentrification due to a new development plan.

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Post-Secondary’s Sexual Assault Epidemic: The Time for Change is Now

Campus rape culture is a very real, extremely harmful problem that demands our attention. We can unite to end higher education’s sexual assault epidemic.

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Volunteer Stories: An Interview with Justin Rawlins

Youth blogger Scott Douglas Jacobsen chats with our outgoing Blog Coordinator Justin Rawlins on his volunteer experiences and involvement with Check Your Head.

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Unraveling the Controversy Around (Inter)National Observances

Observances, like International Women’s Day and Black History Month, allow people to take a moment out of their days to recognize how far societies have progressed and how much further we still have to go.

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The killing of Abdirahman Abdi: Intersections of racism and anti-migrant violence

The killing of Abdirahman Abdi is a poignant reminder of the uncomfortable parallels between policing in Canada and the USA.