Countdown to
the National Democracy Challenge deadline:

National Democracy Challenge deadline (November 30, 2014)

The National Democracy Challenge deadline
is November 30, 2014.
Enter now!


Are you registered to vote?

Canada's Democracy Week this weekend: Take action and be ready to vote

On Day 5 of CDW2014, we're encouraging all Canadians to start making their plan to vote now, in preparation for the 2015 federal election.

Here are some steps in making a plan to vote:

  1. Check or update your voter registration online voter registration service. 
  2. Inform yourself over the next year about the parties, the candidates in your riding, and when, where and how you can vote.  
  3. Be involved in conversations about issues with your friends and family to make an informed decision.  
  4. Vote! In spending just 10 to 15 minutes of your time at the polling station, you will have joined millions of Canadians in helping to choose the direction of your country.

Five things you need to know to enter

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WHAT is the Challenge question: Show us why Canada should vote

WHO can enter: Canadians aged 14 to 17

HOW do I enter: Submit a video, image or piece of writing 

WHY should I enter: Awesome prizes such as trips to Ottawa, an iPad, iPhone, GoPro headcam, and more

WHO decides the winners: Our panel of esteemed judges – media personality Rick Mercer and multi-medallist athlete Rosanna Tomiuk.

Find out more: Watch the Challenge video or visit the Challenge page on our website.

CDW2014 Events and Activities

Canada's Democracy Week Event-Ottawa

Canada's Democracy Week: A busy schedule of activities and events

Youth-serving organizations in Québec and Montréal are meeting for Inspire Democracy workshops to discuss engaging and informing youth on when, where and how to vote in the 2015 federal election.

Canada's new national museum, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, is holding its opening ceremony and opening public activities this weekend in Winnipeg.

And, the CIVIX Rep Day program is matching high schools with MPs to create dialogue and an exchange of ideas between elected representatives and students.

Visit our calendar of events to find out more about these and other activities!

Fast Facts on Canadian Democracy

Are you registered to vote?

Kick-start your plan to vote in 2015

Are you 18 or older? Check or update your voter registration now at

If you're registered at your current address, you'll be ready to vote. You will get:

  • a personalized voter information card that tells you when and where to vote
  • faster service at the polls
Link to Elections Canada