Check Up! is a campaign that engages young people with the topic of health care in communities across B.C.
There are many questions about what's best for Canada's health care system, yet there there isn't much youth accessible information or oportuntities for youth-based dialogue on the issue. We're working together to change that.
Join Check Up's working group
Are you interested in healthcare as an essential part of social justice?
If you’re a youth between the age 15 – 25, and live in BC, we invite you to be part of the Youth Working Group of the BC Health Coalition, supported by Check Your Head: the Youth Global Education Network.
You along with like-minded peers will discuss what issues are important to young people in BC, and take action to affect systemic change for healthier communities. We meet about once a month in Vancouver, but you may video or teleconference in to the meeting.
Potential opportunities for the working group:
- Delve into CYH’s health-related data from their Poverty Research Project to explore what health care-related issues are most pressing for young people
- Revise and deliver Check Your Head’s Social Ingredients of Health workshop to high school students across BC
- Create and run youth-focused health-related campaigns
- Learn about what the BC Health Coalition is doing to safeguard public health care and be involved in their current initiatives
- Connect with the partner organizations and the enormous network of health-related organizations of the BC Health Coalition
To get involved, get in touch with Adrienne, Check Up’s project coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org before April 1st, 2019.
Download the posting for working group members here.
Book a workshop
We partner with our friends at Check Your Head to provide youth-to-youth workshops education and discuss systems of health care.
Should health care be a right for all or a privilege for some? Learn how the Canadian health care system works and why we should care.
This workshop engages participants in interactive activities that ask the questions: what do youth believe makes a healthy community? How does Canada’s public health care system work? What does private participation in health care mean for public health? Youth will learn how to take action to ensure health care is accessible for all. Health care made fun (finally!).
Get resources and training to run the workshop in your school/community/organization
We also offer resources and training for educators, organizations and community members to run the workshops yourselves!