Canada's Democracy Week
September 14–21, 2015
The National Democracy Challenge is on!
Show Canadians how to get ready to vote
Canadian students aged 14 to 17 – we challenge you to "show Canadians how to get ready to vote" during this year's National Democracy Challenge.
"Whether or not you are of voting age yet, always remember you are still a full citizen. It is never too early to get involved. The National Democracy Challenge is a great way to show that you care and to have your voice heard in the lead-up to the 2015 election," explains Ilona Dougherty, Chair of Apathy is Boring and one of our judges for this year’s Challenge.
Visit the Judges page to meet our panel of judges for #NDC2015.
Teachers: The SCHOOL CHALLENGE is back!
The school with the most eligible submissions wins a bursary for one student to attend the Forum for Young Canadians program in Ottawa in March 2016. Plan to build the NDC2015 into your fall classroom program. Click here for more details on NDC2015. We look forward to this year's submissions!
Amazing prizes up for grabs
We are partnering with three great national organizations to award amazing experiences to the winners of the National Democracy Challenge. Forum for Young Canadians, Encounters with Canada and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights are each offering a bursary to travel and participate in their programming. Other prizes include personal electronics and gift certificates. Check out all the details on the NDC2015 page.
Everything you need to know about the Federal Election!
Elections.ca is the place to go for information on when, where and ways to register and vote in the 2015 federal election. Remember:
Registration is open!
During Student Vote 2015, students will participate in a parallel election and vote for actual federal election candidates using authentic election materials. When you register your school, you will receive a campaign package customized to your school's needs (by level, language and school size), including ballot boxes, voting screens, ballots, activity guides and a how-to manual. Find out more and register at www.studentvote.ca.