Canada's Democracy Week 2016
For this year's Canada's Democracy Week (CDW2016), we're starting a conversation. We will be engaging with teachers in person and online to give them the tools and knowledge they need to feel confident teaching civics and electoral democracy.
The theme for CDW2016 is "Teaching democracy: Let's talk teacher needs."
The week launches on the International Day of Democracy (September 15), with events taking place in cities across Canada until October 7. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned to our website and social media channels for more information!
Looking for information on how to encourage youth civic engagement in Canada?
The Inspire Democracy website lets you explore the latest research on youth engagement—from voter turnout data to studies on civic participation, facts on Millennials and how political parties engage with youth, the impact of civic education and mobilization techniques.
Did you know Elections Canada has free civic education materials for elementary and secondary school teachers?
These curriculum-based resources can help you spark an interest in voting and inspire lifelong engagement in the democratic process. We give you the tools to get students talking about:
- democracy in Canada
- the importance of voting
- how they can contribute to democracy in the future
Order your resources at elections.ca/civiceducation.
Do you have something to say about democratic engagement, civic education, active citizenship or electoral systems?
- Blogs could feature a project, program or report that you worked on
- Video blogs are accepted
- Young people are welcome to contribute
- Submissions can be in English or French
- Maximum length is 400 words
- Perspectives must be non-partisan