About Canada's Democracy Week
In December 2010, a group of Elections Canada's returning officers from across Canada met in Ottawa to crowdsource how Elections Canada could better reach out to Canadians. One idea that emerged was Canada's Democracy Week, dedicated to engaging Canadians about democracy.
Further inspired by the United Nations' International Day of Democracy (September 15), Elections Canada launched its inaugural Canada's Democracy Week in September 2011.
Today, Canada's Democracy Week informs, engages and connects Canadians with the democratic process through a week-long series of in-person and online activities as well as resources and programming for teachers to use in their school.
The Theme for 2015
The theme for CDW2015 is "Let's Get Canada Ready to Vote."
Canada's Democracy Week 2015 will give Canadians tools to start making their plan to vote by identifying where, when and the ways that they can register and vote in the upcoming 2015 federal election.
Canada's Democracy Week 2015 will engage teachers as well as elementary and secondary school‑aged youth with ideas on how they can be part of the week and be part of the 2015 federal election. Our fact sheet "Teachers: Get Involved" lists ways that Canada's Democracy Week can be a great starting point to kick off the school year.
Check out our Get Involved and Teachers: Get Involved fact sheets for some ideas on ways to be part of Canada's Democracy Week 2015.
Planning a non-partisan event or activity to participate in CDW2015 and help Canadians know when, where and ways to vote? Send us an e-mail with your event or activity and we'll it put on our calendar of events.
Check out the previous years' calendar of events for some ideas of what you could do.
Stay Up to Date
There are several ways to stay up to date on what is happening with Canada’s Democracy Week 2015: