Elections Canada Resources

Canada's Democracy Week is an opportunity for educators to inspire tomorrow's voters, explore the concept of citizenship and engage youth in becoming actively involved in decisions affecting the future of their community and their country.

Elections Canada offers elementary and secondary school lesson plans and civic education materials to help educators like you take advantage of Canada's Democracy Week in the classroom and inspire lifelong engagement in our democratic process.

By using the Democracy Week Education Guide and Elections Canada's civic education materials, you can engage your students in their democracy by giving them tools to talk about:

  • democracy in Canada
  • the importance of voting
  • how they are already contributing to democracy
  • how they can continue to contribute in the future

Democracy – Made by You!

Elementary Lesson Plan
Students will explore Canadian democracy by looking at the rights and responsibilities they have in their own communities and how they can shape their lives through the process of casting their vote. Students will be encouraged to think critically about democracy, what it means and how it works.

Democracy Around the World

Secondary Lesson Plan
Help students discover Canadian democracy by comparing our system of democratic representation with that of other countries. These inquiry-based activities will encourage students to think critically about commonalities and differences among systems of governance around the world. Students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Canadian political system and what it takes to ensure a healthy democracy.

Elections Canada Civic Education Materials

As educators, your role is more crucial than ever in teaching the relevance of our parliamentary and democratic institutions to your students – the voters of tomorrow. Elections Canada offers elementary, secondary school and English as a Second Language teachers free educational resources, tools, activities, information and links –all designed to make your work a little easier.

Visit the Additional Resources section of our website to see what other civic education materials are available.

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