August 2014 e-bulletin


  1. Partnership announcements
  2. New promo video for the National Democracy Challenge coming September 15

Canada's Democracy Week announces two more partners

We are excited to announce that two national leaders in civic and democratic engagement programming for Canadian youth are partnering with us for CDW2014.

Forum for Young Canadians LogoForum for Young Canadians is providing one student bursary for the National Democracy Challenge school challenge. The school with the most entries in the Challenge will win a bursary to send one student to Forum's week-long civic and democratic engagement program in Canad's capital, taking place in late March 2015.

Encounters with Canada LogoEncounters with Canada is providing enrollment for one student in its Politics in Canada theme week, taking place in late April 2015 in Ottawa. This prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner of the video category in the National Democracy Challenge.

We're thrilled to be working with partners and supporters from across Canada. Check out the ever-growing list here.

Be a partner or a supporter of Canada's Democracy Week

Interested in partnering to promote CDW2014 and the National Democracy Challenge, to organize a non-partisan activity or event, or to make an announcement tied to CDW2014? Contact us and let's work together!

National Democracy Challenge 2014 – New promo video

High school students get ready to film a promotional videoDuring the week of July 21, our team was busy filming high school students from the National Capital Region for the new National Democracy Challenge promo video.

Watch for our fun promo video launching September 15 at and on Twitter @democracyCA, Facebook and YouTube.

About the Challenge

Canadians aged 14 to 17 respond to the Challenge question through a video, image or piece of writing.

Check out our great prizes for the top three submissions in each category.

Give yourself a reminder!

We will announce the Challenge question on September 15.

Put a reminder in your iPhone or smartphone calendar to visit our website that day and find out this year's Challenge question.

News from the world of civic education research

Interested in research related to civic engagement, democratic participation and civic education? Check out the Elections Canada Inspire Democracy initiative for the latest research, reports and news on getting youth involved in their communities and in their democracy.

Want to be part of Canada's electoral process? We're looking for you!

Canadians aged 16 and older can work on election day! Visit the Employment page on the Elections Canada website to find out more.

Get involved!

Start thinking about an event you would like to plan for Canada's Democracy Week 2014.

Need some brainstorming ideas?

Watch videos of some of our events last year.

Send us your event details and we'll place them on our calendar of events.

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Canada's Democracy Week is an Elections Canada civic education program.

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