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Become a Digital Media Campaigner with Check Your Head!

Interested in using digital media for social and environmental justice? Want to be trained by inspiring community organizations such as No One is Illegal, Open Media, and the BC Health Coalition? You should consider joining Check Your Head’s Democracy Check! Campaign. What is the Democracy Check! Campaign? Democracy Check! is…

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Open House at Check!

Our second Open House workshop is coming up this week! The theme this time is Digital Storytelling for Environmental Justice. Storytelling is a powerful and accessible method of relaying social and environmental justice efforts person to person, day to day. In this workshop, participants will…

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Job Posting: Communications and Events Coordinator

          Check Your Head is hiring! Check out the posting below or download a PDF here. Deadline for applications is June 5, 2015 at 3:00pm. Communications and Events Coordinator Check Your Head (CYH) is a youth-driven non-profit organization. We encourage young people…

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Reflections on a Practicum Now Finished

During my 4th year at UBC, it was required that I do a practicum with a local organization related to my major (Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice—GRSJ being its much-needed acronym), and personal interests. Given this, I was thrilled to find a place at…

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Paying for Popularity

Last December the Guardian newspaper released six articles in one week under the globalized theme: Taming Corporate Power.  After the fall of Wall Streets banks in 2009 byway of its subprime mortgage debacle, the eyes of the West began to defog and we, its citizens,…

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#Healthcare4All – Medicare: History in the Making

At 43 years old, national Medicare is hardly older than the average Canadian, which means that many citizens did not grow up with this system. Still, many people take it for granted that Canada will always care for its citizen’s basic needs…

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Seeking Graphic Designer

Get involved with Check Your Head – We are seeking a Graphic Designer! Check Your Head is a youth-driven nonprofit organization working with young people
to take action for social & environmental justice. Our main activities include workshops, facilitation and leadership training and supporting youth-led social and…

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Anti-Oppression with Children

   As part of our new Open House project, Check was happy to support the first instalment in this exciting series of youth-led workshops, with all topics chosen and facilitated by our existing youth volunteers.  Allison Jones and Annie Preston facilitated a great session on…

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The Game-changers Tour: Mobilizing the Youth Vote Across Canada

In the lead up to the upcoming Federal election, people from our generation are getting organized to boost voter turnout among our peers, and finally see a change in government.

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Book a Social or Environmental Justice Workshop this Spring!

Teachers and community organizers book our workshops to support youth in their active engagement in social and environmental justice. As youth ourselves, we believe a just and sustainable world depends on a generation of informed, empowered and active young people. It all begins, of course, with education.