Check back in March 2016 when we announce the winners of the National Democracy Challenge.
École Okotoks Junior High School Wins School Challenge Prize!
Forty-two students from École Okotoks Junior High School in Okotoks, Alberta, submitted eligible entries to the 2015 National Democracy Challenge. As the school with the highest number of entries across Canada, they have won this year's School Challenge prize!
École Okotoks Junior High School will be awarded a bursary for one student to attend an upcoming Forum for Young Canadians session. The bursary covers airfare, accommodations and all activities for this week-long program.
Our panel of judges is currently reviewing the finalists for the video, image/artwork and text categories. Stay tuned for news about our next round of winners in March 2016, and be sure to follow us on social media for the latest updates: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Canada's Democracy Week team would like to congratulate CIVIX, the organization responsible for the Student Vote initiative!
During National Student Vote Week (October 13-16), 850,000 Canadian students voted in over 7,550 schools!
Elementary and high school students across Canada took on the roles of election officials and voted for the federal candidates running in their local riding. Their vote followed a series of instruction and activities focused on the federal government, research into the candidates, parties and issues, as well as dialogue with family and friends.
View the results of this parallel election.
Educators: Discover or rediscover the learning resources developed by Elections Canada!
You will find elementary and secondary school lesson plans and civic education materials to help you take advantage of Canada's Democracy Week in the classroom and inspire lifelong engagement in our democratic process.
By using the Democracy Week Education Guide and Elections Canada's civic education materials, you can engage your students in their democracy by giving them tools to talk about:
- democracy in Canada;
- the importance of voting;
- how they are already contributing to democracy;
- how they can continue to contribute in the future.
Plus, discover the Additional Resources section of our website, where we have posted various organizations' civic education materials.
Canada's Democracy Week 2015 is excited to have amazing people join our Guest Bloggers Series in the lead-up to and during Canada's Democracy Week 2015.
Starting August 17, bloggers from across Canada will tell us about how they are helping Canadians be informed about the election, specifically where, when and ways to vote, and how they are engaging Canadians under 18 to be involved in the 2015 federal election.