Take part in Canada's Democracy Week
From September 15 to 21, let's celebrate democracy!
Canada's Democracy Week is an annual initiative that aims to engage and connect Canadians with their democratic process. It's inspired by the United Nations' International Day of Democracy, which celebrates the benefits that democracy has brought to people around the globe.
To mark the occasion, we'll be launching a new suite of secondary educational resources. These inquiry-based tools can help educators teach democracy in the classroom all year round.
How are you celebrating Canada's Democracy Week?
Did you know?
In 2015, youth voted in numbers that haven't been seen in decades—1.7 million young people showed up to the polls. That's the size of a large Canadian city!
There's still work to do
Despite the dramatic increase in the youth vote, the under-25 group still voted less than the rest of the population in the last election. Teachers can play an important role in engaging their students in the electoral process.
Preparing future voters
Hands-on, interactive classroom activities are one of the best ways to engage future voters. Take a look at the free resources from Elections Canada, and order online at the Teachers' Corner.