New!

Logo of Encounters with Canada and logo of Forum for Young Canadians

CDW2014 announces two great new partners!

Great educational trips offered by Forum for Young Canadians and Encounters with Canada and awesome prizes are up for grabs in this year's Challenge.

If you are 14 to 17 years old, put a reminder in your iPhone or smartphone for September 15 to enter.

More details on categories and prizes here!





Each, with their Right to Contribute a Piece

September 15th is the day!

Put September 15 in your iPhone or smartphone.

That is the day when we will announce the Challenge question. Canadians aged 14 to 17 can then submit a video, image or writing piece answering this year's Challenge.

Find out more about the Challenge, categories and prizes here.

Canada's Democracy Week Event, Montreal, Quebec, September 2013

Organize your CDW2014 event!

Are you a teacher or student, a university professor or student association and want to get involved in CDW2014? Check out our "Get Involved" fact sheet here for ideas.

We can help with your non-partisan event by providing logos, templates, graphics, and fact sheets in English and French. And we'll promote your event on our Events page and social media channels.

Tell us about your event: democracy-democratie@elections.ca

Trends in Canadian Democracy

First-time eligible voters in Canada are participating less and less in their first election.

The next federal election is scheduled for 2015. Do you know a first-time eligible voter? What will you do to get a first-time voter to the polls?

Teachers: You can prepare future voters by using our resources in your classroom! Order them here.

Link to Elections Canada