July 2014 e-bulletin


  1. Dates and theme for Canada's Democracy Week 2014 are announced.
  2. Find out how civic engagement organizations, teachers and Canadian youth can be part of Canada's Democracy Week 2014.

Dates and theme for CDW2014 announced

September 15–21, 2014

Canada's Democracy Week 2014 will take place from September 15 to 21.

This year's theme is Democracy: Own it.

Are you a teacher looking for a great way to kick off your politics, social studies or civics class in September?

Do you work for a youth-serving organization and want to plug in your audience to the world around them?

Learn more about Canada's Democracy Week 2014 and how you can be a part of it.

The National Democracy Challenge is back for CDW2014

The National Democracy Challenge invites Canadian youth aged 14 to 17 to answer a question about democracy through a video, image or piece of writing.

The Challenge is a great way for youth to express themselves on Canadian democracy. It's also a great in-class activity to meet curriculum requirements.

Learn more about the Challenge and see the winning submissions from past years.

CDW2014 will feature events at UBC and uOttawa

The University of British Columbia's Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions will host an interactive Canada's Democracy Week 2014 event on campus.

The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Education will host a "TED Talks"‑style interactive event on campus. Teacher candidates will meet leaders from Canada's top civic education organizations to hear about great classroom resources and find out how they can bring democracy and civic engagement alive in the classroom.

Get the latest details as they become available on these and other events. 

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.

Link to Elections Canada