About Canada's Democracy Week

The Story

Canada's Democracy Week (September 15–21, 2014) aims to connect Canadians with activities that celebrate our democratic values and traditions in communities across the country.

Inspired by the United Nations' International Day of Democracy, the fourth annual Canada's Democracy Week will encourage Canadians, particularly young Canadians, to learn more about the importance of democracy and voting and to become more involved in the democratic process.

Want to get involved and participate?

Here are a few suggestions:


Use our educational resources.

Get in touch with CIVIX Canada to participate in their Rep Day program.

Canadians aged 14 to 17:

Enter the National Democracy Challenge. Winners will receive prizes such as a trip, laptop, tablet, digital camera or iPhone, and their work will be shared online. The Challenge runs from September 15 to November 30, 2014.

Follow Canada's Democracy Week on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Submit an article to your community or school newspaper.

Team up with your student council to organize a flash mob and send us your video!

Interview a community leader who inspires you.

Canadians across the country:

If you or your organization is planning a non-partisan event to celebrate, e-mail us about your activity. We will add it to our calendar of events.

You get the idea...

Democracy. Own it! Canada's Democracy Week belongs to each and every one of us.

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