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[CBC News] Student Vote results are in. See how kids voted compared to adults

READ ARTICLE HERE: More than 700,000 elementary and high school students from each of Canada’s 338 ridings participated in a mock election this month, alongside the real federal election. Student Vote Canada was organized by a charity called CIVIX, in collaboration with Elections Canada. When the results were released on Tuesday, it showed that […]

[Toronto Star] These students also gave Trudeau a minority. But in their mock election, they chose a different official OppositionThese students also gave Trudeau a minority. But in their mock election, they chose a different official Opposition

READ ARTICLE HERE: According to the results of a mock election held among more than 700,000 elementary, intermediate and secondary school students, the Liberals edged the other parties to win a minority government just as it did in Monday’s federal election. However, in the students’ vote, New Democrat Party Leader Jagmeet Singh formed the […]

[Power and Politics] Canadian youth elect Liberal minority, NDP opposition in mock vote

VIEW CLIP HERE: Students across the country gave the Liberals a slimmer majority and elected an NDP opposition in mock election vote organized by CIVIX, a non-partisan group promoting civic engagement.  

[City News] Canadian students vote in mock federal election, bring democracy to classrooms

READ ARTICLE HERE: As Canadians exercise their democratic right Monday, students across the country are taking part in their own mock election. Students who are not of voting age are casting their mock ballots in the Student Vote Canada program “to bring democracy, politics or real-life issues into the classroom.” The program attracted 7,500 […]

[Times Colonist] Age no barrier to Student Vote, which gives Liberals minority with NDP in opposition

READ ARTICLE HERE: They may be too young to cast a real ballot, but thousands of students across Greater Victoria were able to take part in the federal election through Student Vote Canada. They were among 700,000 elementary, middle and secondary school students from all 338 federal ridings across the country to cast ballots. […]

Students elect Liberal minority government in national student parallel election

More than 800,000 elementary and high school students across the country participated in Student Vote Canada, coinciding with the 2021 federal election. After learning about democracy and elections, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of the country, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s electoral district. As […]

Last minute tips and reminders!

We hope you and your students are looking forward to Student Vote Day. Here are a few reminders and suggestions for the final days of the campaign to maximize the time you have left. Ballot package issues If your package is lost or delayed, please contact our team. We have different options that will still […]

Student Vote Canada program underway in 7,500 schools across the country

Thousands of Canadian teachers are using the Student Vote Canada program to bring democracy, politics or real-life issues into the classroom. This national parallel election provides students under the voting age with an opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand. Young Canadians engage in discussion about the future of the country, research the party platforms, […]

Student Vote Ballots and Comparing the Party Platforms

There are now six days remaining until the election, but there is still lots of time to engage in discussions and activities to help prepare your students for Student Vote Day.  Your Student Vote ballots Our distribution team has packaged more than 1 million Student Vote ballots, and they are now on their way to […]

Campaign update: Leaders’ Debates, Youth Vote Compass and Teacher Tips

We wanted to share some useful resources as you engage your students in the federal election – as well as some much-deserved appreciation for your participation.  Leaders’ debates The French-language leaders’ debate took place last night, and the English leaders’ debate is tonight at 9pm EDT. The English debate will cover five themes: affordability, climate, […]

Quick Student Vote Canada tips from teachers

We know that the timeline for Student Vote Canada is tight this year, so we asked a few educators from across the country to share their quick Student Vote tips. Watch the ten clips below for ideas and inspiration as you prepare to engage your students over the next few weeks. The videos are also […]

Party Leader Q&A videos now available

We are delighted to share a resource that you can use to easily introduce your students to the parties and their leaders in preparation for their Student Vote Day.    In June, we invited students to submit questions for the party leaders and we received many thoughtful suggestions from throughout the country. We selected seven […]