Check Your Head: The Youth Global Education Network

Other Names: Check Your Head

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Check Your Head (CYH) is a youth-driven not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia that educates and activates young people on various social issues. Founded in 1999, we encourage young people to understand and take action for social, economic and environmental justice. We provide education, resources, training and support for youth to live as engaged, independent and active citizens within our local and global communities. Our main activities include workshops, facilitation and leadership training, supporting youth-led social and environmental justice actions, and engaging youth volunteers. Our peer-led popular education workshops provide participants with a greater understanding of key issues facing our society and planet, empowering youth to link global issues to local realities. In over one decade of educating, engaging and empowering youth, we have facilitated over 2,200 workshops and worked with over 65,000 young people in the Lower Mainland and throughout B.C. All of Check Your Head’s work aims to create opportunities for young people to develop critical analysis, hope and tools for action on issues such as democracy, economic globalization, climate change, food sovereignty, gender equity and more. Our mission is to create spaces where young people come together to connect, imagine and build socially and environmentally just communities. Our work is motivated by the understanding that a healthy, democratic and sustainable future depends on a generation of informed, empowered and active young people


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  • map-pointBusiness Number: 878618321RR0001

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2016 Revenues: $164,075

<b>58099</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>19610</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>1960</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>24513</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>59893</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2016 Expenditures: $169,904

<b>123083</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>198</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>21392</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>25231</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2016 Year End: $19,137

<b>17041</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>285</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>1811</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>0</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2016 Year End: $12,637

<b>137</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>12500</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Check Your Head: The Youth Global Education Network's headquarters is located at 2455 Fraser St, Vancouver BC, V5T0E6.

Breakdown of Programs

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