Canada’s Democracy Week: “Connect with Democracy”

September 16th, 2013 by Dan Allan

For the third year in a row, Elections Canada is organizing Canada’s Democracy Week, a civic education initiative to promote the importance of democratic involvement and voting. This year’s Democracy Week runs from September 16th to 23rd.

The theme for this year is “Connect with Democracy.” Democracy Week is about “connecting with people, places and information that help broaden your understanding of why democracy and voting are so important.”

We’re proud to be taking part in another Democracy Week! On September 23, CIVIX President Taylor Gunn will be in Ottawa to take part in a discussion on civic education titled “Breaking Down Stereotypes and Hang-Ups: Democracy and Citizen Engagement in Your Classroom.” It’s open to the public.

We’ve also been coordinating multiple “Rep Day” visits in schools across the country during Democracy Week, and throughout the fall. Rep Day is a nationwide civic education initiative that allows high school students to connect with their democracy by meeting elected representatives for a dialogue on current political issues.  

Rep Day

Rep Day aims to break down the stereotypes that young people have of politicians and the political process, and develop a better understanding of and a sense of trust in the people and institutions within our democracy. We’ll be sharing more details throughout Democracy Week and the weeks ahead.

Click here for a full list of Canada’s Democracy Week events.

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2 Responses to “Canada’s Democracy Week: “Connect with Democracy””

  1. Weekly Round-Up: September 20 | CIVIX Says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 7:38 am

    […] We’re proud to be taking part. CIVIX President Taylor Gunn will be in Ottawa to take part in a discussion on civic education on Monday, and we have coordinated 19 Rep Day visits in schools across Canada during Democracy Week (with more taking place throughout the fall). Rep Day is a civic education initiative that allows high school students to connect with their elected representatives for a dialogue on current political issues.   […]

  2. Rep Day | CIVIX Says:
    October 23rd, 2013 at 9:28 am

    […] Party are all represented, and visits are taking place in eight provinces. Visits began during Canada’s Democracy Week in mid-September and continue throughout the fall. You can view a list of all participating schools […]

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