It came to our attention that the name of our organization has been used by someone who has contacted a political party candidate and inquired about some sensitive matters. This individual has no current affiliation with Check Your Head, and if there was such an affiliation in the past, we are not aware of it.
Check Your Head have been supporting and promoting active citizenship and civic engagement among youth for almost two decades, and is well known for it in the community. This work takes many forms, including attending and organizing all candidate debates, connecting youth with non-partisan campaigns run by our partners, and promoting youth vote. None of the activities we undertake involve contacting political parties or their candidates for any comments. And since we are a registered charity, everything we do is strictly non-partisan.
Our staff, volunteers and board is a dedicated team passionate about youth education and empowerment. It is really disheartening to hear that someone is using Check’s name for their own gain. If you know of any further such instances or have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Anastasia Gaisenok anastasia(at)checkyourhead.org / 604.709.5746.