“Call for Participants (ages 16-22): Join Check Your Head’s Inclusion and Anti-Racism Project”

Check Your Head

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Check Your Head is seeking youth participants (ages 16-22) to join our ‘Inclusion and Anti-Racism’ project! Learn about issues of migrant justice and become a peer educator with Check Your Head.

This is an opportunity for racialized youth – including youth who identify as people of colour, mixed-race, migrant, Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit – who have experienced issues of race in their own lives, family or community history.  Through a series of workshops and hands-on activities, you will connect with peers to learn how to work together against racism.

As part of this project, you will:

  • learn about discrimination and migrant justice issues in Canada
  • participate in workshops on leadership, facilitation skills, goal-setting, and understanding anti-oppression
  • share your learning by participating in a community action group project
  • practice your skills by co-facilitating a migrant justice workshop
  • be offered guidance from active community members
  • be paid an honorarium after completion of the project

This project is a 8-month commitment from June – February 2016.

If you would like to participate, please fill out a statement of interest formhttp://goo.gl/forms/lePO2odVt3 

We also welcome expressions of interest by phone – you can call program coordinators Erica or Aleks at (604) 685-6631 or email admin [at] checkyourhead.org.

We will confirm participation and share follow-up information about the project between May 26-30, 2016 by phone or email.


Important dates for this project: 

  • May 17, 2016 – Deadline to apply
  • June 19, 2016 – First training session
  • June-August 2016 – Two sessions per month (mid + end of month), dates TBD
  • September-December 2016 – One meeting per month, dates TBD
  • February 2017 – Wrap up party, date TBD

For more information, please see our project outline or contact

Erica Isomura and Aleks Besan, Project Facilitators
(604) 685-6631
admin [at] checkyourhead.org

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