the National Democracy Challenge deadline:
The National Democracy Challenge deadline
is November 30, 2014.
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:
- Check or update your voter registration online voter registration service.
- Inform yourself over the next year about the parties, the candidates in your riding, and when, where and how you can vote.
- Be involved in conversations about issues with your friends and family to make an informed decision.
- 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
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.
Canada's Democracy Week: A busy schedule of activities and events
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
Kick-start your plan to vote in 2015
Are you 18 or older? Check or update your voter registration now at elections.ca/register.
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