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One million school-aged students to cast ballots for federal election candidates

Young Canadians are engaging in debate and discussion about the future of our country, researching the party platforms, consuming news, evaluating the leaders, and posing questions to their local candidates. Even though they are under the voting age, more than 1 million elementary and secondary students will have an opportunity to vote for the official […]

CIVIX and Elections Canada join forces for Student Vote Canada 2019

Media are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of Student Vote Canada 2019, a parallel election for youth under the voting age coinciding with the October federal election. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, and CIVIX President and Student Vote CEO, Taylor Gunn, will join grade 5 students at Connaught Public School in Ottawa […]

[Globe and Mail] Student Vote program looks to engage, educate students on election process

READ ARTICLE HERE: Elementary and high-school students across Canada will have a chance to participate in the federal election voting process first-hand through a national program. The initiative, known as Student Vote, is designed to encourage students to learn about government and the electoral process while they also improve digital literacy skills. Civix, an […]