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Democracy Bootcamp session recordings and slides now available

On August 24-25, 2021, CIVIX and Elections Canada offered the first-ever virtual Democracy Bootcamp event to support teaching about democracy and informed citizenship, and to prepare for Student Vote Canada. The event featured journalists, campaign strategists and experts sharing their insights on the upcoming federal election, barriers to democratic engagement, polarization and political communication in […]

Democracy Bootcamp: August 24-25, 2021

CIVIX and Elections Canada are pleased to offer elementary and high school teachers a two-day virtual Democracy Bootcamp to support teaching about democracy and informed citizenship, and to prepare for Student Vote Canada. Sessions will run from 11:00am to 4:00pm (ET) on August 24th and 25th. The event will feature journalists, campaign strategists and experts […]

Federal election called for September 20

This morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Government General of Canada to request the dissolution of Parliament. Canadians will head to the polls on September 20.   CIVIX is proud to offer Student Vote Canada free to schools in collaboration with Elections Canada.   Registration is now open at https://studentvote.ca/canada_registration/    We understand that election day falls early […]

[Postmedia] Students go with Grits in school vote

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://winnipegsun.com/news/news-news/students-go-with-grits-in-school-vote They may not have been old enough to vote but school students let their voices be heard in Monday’s federal election. More than 1.1 million elementary and secondary school students from across Canada including just over 38,000 in Manitoba took part in Student Vote Canada 2019, coinciding with the 2019 federal […]

[Canadian Press] Mock federal election for students also ends in Liberal minority

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/mock-federal-election-for-students-also-ends-in-liberal-minority If Canada’s elementary and high school students were the ones responsible for electing the country’s government, this week’s vote would still have ended in a Liberal minority. A project that saw more than 1.1 million students across the country cast a ballot in a mock federal election resulted in 110 seats […]

[CTV] 1 million Canadian students also elect Liberal minority in mock election

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://election.ctvnews.ca/1-million-canadian-students-also-elect-liberal-minority-in-mock-election-1.4650837 They may not be old enough to vote, but more than a million Canadian students appeared to be in tune with the rest of the country when they also voted for a Liberal minority government in a mock federal election. After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and their […]

[CBC] Here’s who would have won the election if grade-school students were making the decision

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/high-school-mock-vote-election-results-1.5328642 Ever wonder what would happen if kids were allowed to decide who runs the country? Apparently things would be a lot like last night’s federal election result — but with a few important differences. They may have been too young to vote in the federal election, but more than 1.1 million […]

[CBC Kids News] Kids across the country take part in mock vote

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/kids-across-the-country-take-part-in-mock-vote When Nicole Miller discovered some of her closest friends didn’t care about the federal election, she wanted to help them understand why it’s important. “I’ve asked a lot of kids in the hallways and most of them are like no, they’re not interested in voting because they think there are no […]

[Global News] Mock student vote ‘elects’ Liberal minority government, NDP opposition

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://globalnews.ca/news/6061819/student-vote-results-justin-trudeau/ Students across the country cast their ballot in a mock election and as a result, elected a Liberal minority government with the NDP making up the official opposition. More than 1.1 million elementary and secondary school students from more than 9,600 schools participated in this year’s Student Vote Canada. The Liberal […]

[Toronto Star] More policies, less opponent attacks: Youth just shy of voting age share what they’d like to see change in the next election

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/10/20/more-policies-less-opponent-attacks-youth-just-shy-of-voting-age-share-what-theyd-like-to-see-change-in-the-next-election.html They aren’t of legal age yet but many among the next generation of voters are well-informed and would be eager to cast a ballot if they could. At John Fraser Secondary School in Mississauga, they’re getting a chance to practise. The school’s library and a Grade 12 politics class teamed up […]

[Globe and Mail] More than one million elementary and secondary school students across Canada vote in mock election

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-elementary-and-secondary-school-students-across-canada-vote-in-mock/ A long line of fidgety kids pours out of an elementary school library in the heart of British Columbia’s New Westminster-Burnaby riding. Each student holds either a custom-made ID card or their school planner in hand, eager to present valid identification and vote in this year’s federal election. The results at […]

[CBC News] ‘I wish it could actually count’: Mock vote primes elementary and high school students for election

READ ARTICLE HERE: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/high-school-mock-vote-election-1.5324231 They may be too young to vote, but that doesn’t mean students at Michael Power/St. Joseph High School aren’t keeping up with the upcoming federal election. “A lot of young people are politically engaged to begin with,” says Enrico Cumbo, a teacher at the school in Etobicoke, Ont. “There’s a sense […]