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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.

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Volunteer Stories: An Interview with Afifa Hashimi

In this post, youth blogger Scott interviews Afifa Hashimi, Check Your Head’s current blog coordinator. Afifa has been volunteering with CYH since 2015. How did you get involved in youth activism? My interest in social justice grew in my last few years of high school, when I…

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Inclusion Project: Youth Celebration & Film Screening on Feb 17

We invite you to celebrate the end of Check Your Head’s Inclusion and Anti-racism youth project with us!  Our celebration will feature slam poetry by youth poet Lovely Ranges and the screening of our youth-made film. This will be the premiere screening of a short documentary…

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An Interview with Check Your Head’s Sharnelle Jenkins-Thompson

Sharnelle Jenkins-Thompson, whose passion for social justice began at the age of ten, is a board member at Check Your Head. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia.   How did you become involved in youth activism in general?…

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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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Youth exploring equity and discrimination: An introduction to our Inclusion and Anti-Racism Project

Our Inclusion and Anti-Racism project aims to increase the understanding of race, migration, and issues of belonging among Metro Vancouver youth.

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Living with their eyes closed: how youth are being disenfranchised in Canadian democracy

Canada is a democracy that decides the laws of the land based on a system of representation. The fact that youth are not voting means those currently deciding the laws are not considering the views of more than 4.8 million youth aged from 19-24.

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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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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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Volunteer Opportunity – Health Care Outreach Team

There are many questions about what’s best for Canada’s health care system, yet there is little youth-accessible information on this issue. As part of our new social media team, you can help change that by developing online content – created for youth, by youth – that provides a critical youth perspective on the future of health care.