Countdown to
the National Democracy Challenge deadline:

National Democracy Challenge deadline (November 30, 2014)

The National Democracy Challenge deadline
is November 30, 2014.
Enter now!


Canada’s Democracy Week 2014 – A great success!

Thank you to all of the stakeholders, partners and Canadians who have participated in CDW2014!

Events continue this week, focussing on civic education, democratic engagement and preparing for upcoming municipal elections in Ontario and BC as well as the 2015 federal election. Check out our events page for more information.

The National Democracy Challenge is open to Canadian youth aged 14–17. Show us why Canada should vote!

And we’ll be meeting teachers across the country over the next 10 weeks to talk about civic education. Follow us on Twitter @DemocracyCA (#demcda) and on Facebook to find out where and when.

Five things you need to know to enter

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WHAT is the Challenge question: Show us why Canada should vote

WHO can enter: Canadians aged 14 to 17

HOW do I enter: Submit a video, image or piece of writing 

WHY should I enter: Awesome prizes such as trips to Ottawa, an iPad, iPhone, GoPro headcam, and more

WHO decides the winners: Our panel of esteemed judges – media personality Rick Mercer and multi-medallist athlete Rosanna Tomiuk.

Find out more: Watch the Challenge video or visit the Challenge page on our website.

Post CDW2014 events continue!

Student Presenters

Over 600 university students gathered in Ottawa and Vancouver last week for CDW2014 events.

There are still more events happening in Ottawa, Montréal and Vancouver in the next two weeks that highlight civic education and preparing Canadians to vote in upcoming elections. Check out our calendar of events for more details

Fast Facts on Canadian Democracy

Are you registered to vote?

Kick-start your plan to vote in 2015

Are you 18 or older? Check or update your voter registration now at

If you're registered at your current address, you'll 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
Link to Elections Canada