September 2014 e-bulletin


  1. Launch of CIVIX's Rep Day 2014
  2. Third consecutive year for one of our judges
  3. Blog: How to own democracy

Launch of CIVIX's Rep Day 2014 during CDW2014

CIVIX, one of Canada's leading civic education organizations, will launch its Rep Day program during CDW2014.

Rep Day connects schools with their riding's elected representative for a dialogue about government, the electoral process, and issues that interest them. The program aims to help students develop a better understanding and sense of trust in the people and institutions within our democracy.

Find out how to participate at

Take part in CDW2014!

You can participate in Canada's Democracy Week 2014 in three ways: support and promote, advertise and organize activities.

You can also share our CDW2014 tools with your network. Contact us to get your toolkit.

Check our fact sheets: Get involved! and Educators: Bring CDW 2014 to your classroom!

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

Rick Mercer is a judge once again!

Rick Mercer, who hosts one of the most-watched satire shows in Canada, The Rick Mercer Report, will return as a judge for the third consecutive year to judge participants' videos, images and writing for the National Democracy Challenge 2014.

The other judges will be announced over the coming weeks. Stay tuned to our website,, for news.

About the Challenge

The Challenge invites young Canadians aged 14–17 to answer a question through a video, an image or a piece of writing.

Check out the great prizes for the first place winners in each category.

Give yourself a reminder!

September 15 marks the official launch of CDW2014 and the announcement of the National Democracy Challenge question.

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

Also visit us on our website,, and on Twitter (@democracyCA), Facebook and YouTube for all the info.

Democracy: Own it.

Seven bloggers from various backgrounds are already taking part in the Democracy: Own it. discussion.

These Canadians, working in the fields of civic education and youth participation in democracy and civic life, will discuss how youth can own their democracy.

Starting in September, check the blog section of our website regularly to learn more!

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Did you know?

Canada was the first country in the world to establish an independent elections administration agency. The Chief Electoral Officer position was created in 1920.

Learn more by visiting the Facts and Figures page of our website.

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

Link to Elections Canada