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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…

Poverty Shouldn’t Equal Patronizing

Since November the provincial government has been conducting a series of poverty reduction consultations in communities across the province. I have had the chance to facilitate small table conversations at three of these meetings thus far (Richmond, Burnaby/New West, and Surrey), and have been surprised…

How to Break the Cycle of Poverty? Start by Investing in Children

British Columbia is notable for many things: Views of majestic mountains from our backyards, hiking trails galore for those seeking adventure, and a reliable supply of rainy days on the coast. We also stand out as the province with the second highest poverty rate in…

Opinion Piece on UNAC ‘Youth as Peacebuilders Forum

On November 14 – 15, 2017 a great injustice happened in Vancouver. At first glance, one would think the ‘UNAC Youth as Peacebuilders Forum’ would be the pinnacle of youth engagement, the historic breaking of adult oppression on youth voices – but, unsurprisingly, it was…

Marpole Students for Modular Housing

On November 15, four Churchill students had their photo taken for Metro. On November 15, two Churchill students were featured in a CKNW article. On November 15, a Churchill student was interviewed on CBC. As of November 15, we’re famous. Actually though. Why? Because modular…

Elise’s Experience with the Welfare Food Challenge

Over the last few years many people have decided to take up the “Welfare Food Challenge”, an initiative by a local group Raise the Rates, as a way of understanding the struggles people who live on income assistance face in their daily lives. In BC people…

Join the ‘Migrant Youth Lead the Way’ Project today!

Applications for our ‘Migrant Youth Lead the Way!’ Youth Team are OPEN! Check Your Head is looking for passionate, driven and justice-oriented youth to be part of this amazing project! Along with a team of other young people, you will receive knowledge and training in leadership,…

Join the 'Migrant Youth Lead the Way' Project today!

Applications for our ‘Migrant Youth Lead the Way!’ Youth Team are OPEN! Check Your Head is looking for passionate, driven and justice-oriented youth to be part of this amazing project! Along with a team of other young people, you will receive knowledge and training in leadership,…

Join the Economic Justice Project!

Applications for our Economic Justice Youth Team are now OPEN! Check Your Head is looking for passionate, driven and justice-oriented youth to be part of this amazing project! Along with a team of other young people, you will receive knowledge and training in leadership, facilitation and…

Crowdsourcing from the grassroots: Vancouverites share what they would like to improve in their City

What would make Vancouver A Better City through the perspective of your neighbourhood? We’re inviting all Vancouverites to engage in a dialogue to co-create policy recommendations for Council to implement after the 2018 election. The City of Vancouver continues to spend effort and resources on…

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