Canada's Democracy Week
September 14–21, 2015
Announcing the names of the winners of the National Democracy Challenge 2014!
As part of the National Democracy Challenge 2014, a record number of Canadians aged 14 to 17 from 10 provinces and 1 territory submitted a video, image or piece of writing on the theme "Show us why Canadians should vote."
"Even though they are not yet old enough to vote, young Canadians have shown an interest in democracy and the electoral system," stated Marc Mayrand, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. "I congratulate this year's winners, and all participants, for their remarkable work and inspirational vision, as well as for their civic engagement."
Visit the winners' page to see the entries selected by our panel of judges: Rick Mercer, Rosanna Tomiuk and Eva Avila.
Various Jobs Available
During the 2015 federal election, many election officer positions will be available to Canadians.
You must be:
- a Canadian citizen;
- at least 16 years old on election day.
Visit elections.ca to consult the list of available positions and submit your application today!
Federal Election Registration
Are you 18 or older? Check or update your voter registration now at elections.ca/register.
If you are registered at your current address, you will 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.
Civic Education Resources
Are you a teacher looking for resources to teach your students about democracy, elections, government or civic engagement? Check out our resources section, where you will find everything you need to achieve your curriculum objectives, spark your students' interest in voting and boost their knowledge of the democratic process.