October 28, 2015 e-bulletin


  1. #NDC2015
  2. Student Vote
  3. Learning Resources


National Democracy Challenge 2015

Canadians aged 14 to 17 still have a few days to enter the National Democracy Challenge 2015!

#NDC2015 is a contest that invites you to submit a video, image/artwork or text in response to this year's question: Show Canadians how to get ready to vote.

The deadline to enter is November 9, 2015.

School Challenge

The school that submits the most entries will win a bursary for one student, who will travel to Ottawa to attend the Forum for Young Canadians. To learn more, check out the details of the School Challenge!

Stay informed through our democracy-democratie.ca website, as well as Twitter @democracyCA (#CDW2015 and #NDC2015), Facebook and YouTube.


Student Vote

Student Vote Logo 2015

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.

Learning Resources

Learning Resources

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.  

#NDC2015 Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the finalists in each category of the National Democracy Challenge 2015.

Video category:

1st place – Trip to Ottawa to attend Encounters with Canada's Democracy and Youth Week

2nd place – GoPro Hero4 camera

3rd place – $200 Best Buy gift card

Writing category:

1st place – Trip to Winnipeg to participate in a human rights program at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

2nd place – Apple iPad Air 2 64GB

3rd  place – $200 Best Buy gift card

Image category:

1st place – 64GB Apple iPhone 6

2nd place – Kobo Aura H2O and $100 Indigo gift card

3rd place – $200 Best Buy gift card

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