Canada's Democracy Week

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!

Knowledge for Civic Engagement

inspire democracy

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.

Happy reading!

Learn Today.
Vote Tomorrow.

Learning Resources

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

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Contribute to the Blog

Contribute to the Blog

Do you have something to say about democratic engagement, civic education, active citizenship or electoral systems?

We're featuring unique perspectives from across the country on the Canada's Democracy Week blog. Pitch your ideas to Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • 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
Link to Elections Canada