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Our 2018 Annual General Meeting

Our outgoing and incoming Board, as well as our staff. And baby Oliver! Our Annual General Meeting was a success! The evening was filled with feelings of hope, movement, excitement, and gratitude – not a bad way to start a new year! Over a delicious Syrian…

Youth Civic Voices: Workshop Recap!

Our Youth Peer Leader Janani facilitates a YCV workshop at a Vancouver high school. From March 2018 – October 2018, we connected with over 920 students to engage them in conversation about municipal involvement. We did this work through delivering our Youth Civic Voices workshop,…

Job Posting: Workshop Youth Peer Leader

Job Posting: Workshop Youth Peer Leader Type of Position: 8.5 Month Contract, 31.5 hours/month Start and End Date: December 10, 2018 – August 30, 2019 Compensation: Living Wage: $20.91/hr Perks: Professional development opportunities, flexible work hours Location: Regular in-person check ins at our office located…

Carrying on the Legacies of LGBTQ+ Activists

This is the second installment of a three-part series on social stigma—a term that I would define as the negative connotations and prejudice people may have about an individual or specific group of people. This week, I wanted to write about the LGBTQ+ community. As…

Join the event committee for our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

20th Anniversary Celebration: Event Committee Outline Our 2017 end-of-year celebration  2019 marks the 20th anniversary of educating, activating, and empowering youth across BC, and we want to throw a party to celebrate and engage our community – from the youth we work with, to alumni who…

Invitation to stand for the CYH Board of Directors

Check Your Head is looking for leaders with a passion for social, economic and environmental justice and youth education to serve on our Board of Directors. We’re actively looking to increase the range and diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences on our board. Young leaders…

Become a Youth Peer Facilitator!

Do you believe in education as a vehicle for change? So do we! If you are 15-25 years old and live in Metro Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories, we invite you to join our pool of youth facilitators! You will be delivering our free, interactive…

Join Youth Building a New Economy project!

Are you passionate about issues of poverty and income inequality? So are we! If you are 15-25 years old and live in Metro Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories, we invite you to join our Youth Building a New Economy cohort and be a youth voice…

Blog Coordinator – Volunteer Opportunity

Love writing and editing? Are you passionate about supporting other young folks in writing interesting, inspiring, and informative pieces on social, environmental, and economic justice issues?  If you are 15-25 years old and live in Metro Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories, we invite you to…

The Need for Conversations Surrounding Mental Health

Trigger Warning: The following material contains mentions of suicide, self-harm, and depression. If you are triggered by such topics, please proceed at your own risk. This is the first of a four-part series on social stigma—a term that I would define as the negative connotations…

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