New!

Logo of Encounters with Canada and logo of Forum for Young Canadians

CDW2014 announces two great new partners!

Great educational trips offered by Forum for Young Canadians and Encounters with Canada and awesome prizes are up for grabs in this year's Challenge.

If you are 14 to 17 years old, put a reminder in your iPhone or smartphone for September 15 to enter.

More details on categories and prizes here!





National Democracy Challenge 2014

Each, with their Right to Contribute a Piece

Calling all teachers, parents and youth organizations

Teachers: prepare now to integrate the Challenge as a classroom activity to kick off your civics, citizenship or social studies class in September.

Parents and community organizations: Know creative Canadians aged 14 to 17 that always have their iPhone or smartphone out, are always taking and editing videos, snapping pictures or writing about their ideas? The Challenge is for them!

Remember one date: September 15, 2014, when this year's Challenge question is revealed.

CDW2014 Events and Activities

Canada's Democracy Week Event

Events and activities to date!

Check out our newly updated Events and Activities page.

This year, CDW2014 events are taking place in across Canada – Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal and Quebec City and more.

If you want to coordinate and promote your non-partisan event or activity to celebrate Canada's Democracy Week, get in touch with us. We'll list your event or activity in our calendar of events and promote it through our social media channels!

Fast Facts on Canadian Democracy

Participation in Civic Activities
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You + Engagement + Community = Knowledge and Interest

Being democratically or civically engaged builds knowledge and interest!

Interest in politics increases by 14.8 points, political knowledge by 14.5 points and knowledge of voting options by 12.4 points when you take part in civic activities: it's as easy as communicating with elected representatives, participating in a blog discussion or even signing a petition.

Get informed, get involved and participate! Find out more here.

Link to Elections Canada