Canada's Democracy Week
Canada's Democracy Week starts
September 15, 2014
CIVIX Rep Day to be launched during CDW2014
CIVIX, one of Canada's leading civic education organizations, will launch its Rep Day program during CDW2014.
Rep Day connects schools with their riding's elected representative for a dialogue about government, the electoral process, and issues that interest them. The program aims to help students develop a better understanding and sense of trust in the people and institutions within our democracy.
Find out how to participate at www.civix.ca
National Democracy Challenge 2014
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
Events and activities to date!
Check out our newly updated Events and Activities page.
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
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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.