Vote étudiant : Inscrivez-vous pour les élections municipales et scolaires de la Saskatchewan

September 16th, 2016 par CIVIX

Les écoles élémentaires et secondaires de la Saskatchewan sont invitées à participer au programme Vote étudiant qui coïncide avec les élections municipales et scolaires d’Octobre.

Vote étudiant offre aux élèves l’opportunité d’apprendre sur le gouvernement et le processus électoral, de rechercher les enjeux, les candidats et les plateformes, et d’exprimer leur suffrage pour les candidats locaux officiels.

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Vote étudiant est une excellente manière de créer, grâce à l’élection, un moment propice à l’apprentissage et une occasion de discuter des enjeux locaux du moment. Impliquez vos élèves dans cette initiative à l’échelle provinciale et connectez-les avec leurs pairs de la communauté grâce à la journée du Vote étudiant.

CIVIX organise le projet Vote étudiant pour les élections en Saskatchewan grâce au support du Gouvernement de la Saskatchewan et du Gouvernement du Canada.

Les écoles peuvent s’inscrire dès maintenant en visitant www.voteetudiant.ca/inscription ou en appelant à notre ligne sans frais 1-866-488-8775.

Les écoles participantes recevront des outils pédagogiques, des affiches électorales, des bulletins de vote, des urnes, des isoloirs et un guide des élections. Le matériel est disponible en français et en anglais. L’inscription est ouverte jusqu’au 7 octobre.

Les écoles inscrites auront également accès à des outils pédagogiques en lignes, tels que des plans de leçon, des présentations PowerPoint, de même que des profils de l’ensemble des divisions scolaires et de nombreuses municipalités sur le site électoral : ici.

Il s’agira du huitième projet Vote étudiant organisé en Saskatchewan depuis 2004. Lors de l’élection fédérale de 2015, 33 128 élèves de la Saskatchewan représentant 454 écoles ont exprimé leur suffrage. Vous pouvez consulter les résultats pour les circonscriptions de la Saskatchewan ici.

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Vote étudiant Manitoba : Les résultats

April 19th, 2016 par CIVIX

Pallister et le Parti progressiste-conservateur formeront un gouvernement majoritaire à l’issue du Vote étudiant dans la province

Plus de 20 000 élèves de l’élémentaire et du secondaire ont participé au programme Vote étudiant pour l’élection provinciale de 2016 au Manitoba.

Après avoir étudié le processus démocratique, fait des recherches sur les candidats et les plateformes des partis, et discuté de l’avenir du Manitoba, les élèves ont voté pour les candidats officiels qui se présentaient dans leur circonscription locale.

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À 16h aujourd’hui, 243 écoles avaient soumis leurs résultats, représentant toutes les 57 circonscriptions électorales. En tout, 21 159 votes ont été rapportés; 20 100 votes valides, 801 votes rejetés et 258 votes refusés.

Il y a eu de nombreuses courses serrées dans la province, avec des écarts de 10 votes ou moins dans 7 circonscriptions.

Les élèves ont élu Brian Pallister et le Parti progressiste-conservateur du Manitoba à la tête d’un gouvernement majoritaire avec 30 sièges et 35,4 pour cent du vote. Le chef du parti, Brian Pallister, a facilement remporté sa circonscription de Fort Whyte avec 55,2 pour cent du vote.

Le NPD a remporté 14 sièges et formera l’opposition officielle, telle qu’élue par les participants au Vote étudiant, recevant 27,3 pour cent des suffrages. Le chef du parti, Greg Selinger, a été défait dans sa circonscription de St. Boniface.

Le Parti libéral du Manitoba a gagné 11 sièges et a reçu 23,8 pour cent du vote. La chef du parti, Rana Bokhari, n’a pas remporté sa circonscription électorale de Fort Rouge.

Le Parti vert a gagné 2 sièges et obtenu 9,6 pour cent des suffrages. Le chef du parti, James Beddome, n’a pas été élu dans sa circonscription de Fort Garry-Riverview.

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« Nous tenons à remercier tous les enseignants dévoués qui ont dirigé le Vote étudiant dans leurs écoles, plusieurs pour la deuxième fois cette année scolaire, souligne Taylor Gunn, président et directeur des élections de CIVIX. Ce taux de participation impressionnant reflète les efforts des enseignants au Manitoba de s’assurer que les élèves développent les habitudes de citoyens actifs et informés dès un jeune âge. »

Il s’agit du deuxième projet provincial du Vote étudiant au Manitoba. En 2011, 17 560 élèves ont participé de 186 écoles. Le projet de 2016 est rendu possible grâce au programme Les jeunes s’engagent du Gouvernement du Canada et the Winnipeg Foundation.

VOIR LES RÉSULTATS COMPLETS ICI : http://voteetudiant.ca/results/mb2016    

Faits saillants :

  • Seulement un chef de parti politique a remporté sa circonscription : Brian Pallister (Parti progressiste-conservateur) dans Fort Whyte. Greg Selinger (NPD), Rana Bokhari (Libéral), James Beddome (Verts), Darrell Rankin (Communiste) et Gary Marshall (Parti manitobain) ont été défaits dans leur circonscription.
  • La circonscription électorale d’Assiniboia comptait le plus grand nombre de participants, avec 1 097 votes valides. Fort Richmond arrivait au second rang, avec 1 026, suivie de Kildonan avec 833.
  • Dans Midland, 12 écoles ont rapporté leurs résultats, plus que dans toutes les autres circonscriptions.

Contexte :

Vote étudiant est le programme phare de CIVIX.

CIVIX est un organisme de bienfaisance de portée nationale, qui a pour mandat de développer les habitudes et les compétences des jeunes Canadiens.

CIVIX a coordonné le programme Vote étudiant dans le cadre de l’élection provinciale de 2016 au Manitoba en collaboration avec le Gouvernement du Canada et The Winnipeg Foundation.

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Journée du Vote étudiant au Manitoba

April 18th, 2016 par CIVIX

Le 18 avril est la journée du Vote étudiant au Manitoba! Des écoles élémentaires et secondaires partout dans la province voteront pour les candidats officiels dans l’élection provinciale 2016.

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Le programme Vote étudiant offre aux élèves l’opportunité de voter pour les candidats officiels, après avoir étudié le processus démocratique, fait des recherches sur les candidats et les plateformes des partis, et débattu l’avenir de la Manitoba.

Nous nous attendons à ce jusqu’à 20 000 élèves de l’élémentaire et du secondaire de 287 écoles participent, représentant toutes les 57 circonscriptions électorales. Vous pouvez voir toutes les écoles participantes sur notre carte interactive.

En plus des bulletins de votes et des ressources électroniques, les écoles participantes ont accès à une grande variété d’outils en ligne. Le site Web du Vote étudiant Manitoba inclut une librairie de ressources électroniques dont des plans de leçons, des fiches de travail ainsi que d’autres outils éducatifs comme des vidéos et des présentations PowerPoint.

Les élèves ont été invités à soumettre des questions aux chefs de parti et leurs soumissions ont été partagées avec les partis politiques provinciaux. Les questions portaient sur des enjeux comme l’éducation, les soins de santé, et les impôts. Nous avons reçu des réponses de Greg Selinger (NPD), Brian Pallister (Progressiste-conservateur), Rana Bokhari (Libéral) et James Beddome (Verts). Vous pouvez regarder les vidéos questions et réponses ici.

Les élèves ont aussi participé au concours multimédia Célébrer notre droit de vote pour commémorer l’anniversaire du droit de vote des femmes et la transition que cet évènement amorce vers le suffrage universel. Nous avons reçu plusieurs excellentes soumissions, incluant des vidéos, photos, dessins, et des essais. Vous pouvez trouver les soumissions gagnantes ici.

Avec le soutien du Gouvernement du Canada et The Winnipeg Foundation, CIVIX offre le programme Vote étudiant aux écoles élémentaires et secondaires à travers la province pour l’élection provinciale 2016.

C’est le septième programme Vote étudiant coordonné au Manitoba. Lors du Vote étudiant provincial en 2011, plus de 17 560 élèves de 234 écoles ont exprimé leur suffrage.

Tout comme les résultats de l’élection officielle, les élèves ont élu un gouvernement majoritaire NPD avec une opposition Progressiste-conservatrice. Les résultats complets sont disponibles ici.

Les résultats du Vote étudiant Manitoba seront annoncés après la fermeture des centres de scrutin le mardi 19 avril (20h heure du Centre).

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Concours « Célébrer notre droit de vote »

April 15th, 2016 par CIVIX

Le 28 janvier 2016 a marqué le centenaire du suffrage des femmes au Manitoba. Le Manitoba est la première province au Canada à accorder aux femmes le droit de voter aux élections, une tendance qui se répandra rapidement à travers le pays.

Les participants du Vote étudiant Manitoba ont été invités à participer au concours multimédia ‘Célébrer notre droit de vote’ afin de commémorer l’anniversaire du droit de vote des femmes et la transition que cet événement amorce vers le suffrage universel.  

Le concours est divisé en deux catégories – Visuel/Multimédia et Écrit – et les soumissions des élèves des écoles élémentaires et secondaires incluent des affiches, vidéos, essais, et d’autre contenu créatif qui célèbre cet anniversaire important et qui encourage les Manitobains à voter le jour de l’élection.

CIVIX a sélectionné un premier finaliste et un deuxième finaliste pour chacune des deux catégories, et ils recevront un certificat cadeau de 100$ pour Chapters/Indigo. Plus de détails sur le concours sont disponibles ici.

Voici les soumissions gagnantes pour la catégorie Visuel/Multimédia :

PREMIER FINALISTE :

Jenna de Linden Christian School à Winnipeg a créé une vidéo sur Nellie McClung.

DEUXIÈME FINALISTE :

Des élèves de 5e année à Springfield Heights Elementary School à Winnipeg ont partagé des photos de leurs affiches sur les Célèbres cinq.

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Voici les soumissions gagnantes pour la catégorie Écrit :

PREMIER FINALISTE :

Aleah de Riverbend Colony School à Carberry pour son essai sur Nellie McClung.

It has been one hundred years now that women have had a right to vote! I have looked into Nellie McClung, the order which provinces gave women the vote, and how voting changed women’s lives. These are important steps in achieving the vote for women everywhere. There is much to learn and know about the right to vote for women.

Nellie McClung was a women’s rights activist. She worked really hard to get women the right to vote. She married a man whose mother was very active in politics. She held a mock parliament where she was the Premier and men had to beg for her vote. She was really successful in the mock parliament.

The first province who gave the women the right vote was Manitoba in January 28th, 1916, closely followed by Saskatchewan and Alberta. British Columbia and Ontario were next in 1917, Nova Scotia in 1918, and a year later New Brunswick in 1919. Women could not run for New Brunswick provincial office until 1934, Prince Edward Island in 1922, and Newfoundland in 1925. Quebec was the last province in Canada to give women the right to vote in August 8th, 1944.

In this era women were serving in the war, taking over for the men in the factories and offices, holding families together while the men were overseas, and working in voluntary organizations so they couldn’t be kept out of political life any longer. Women took their voting responsibilities seriously and used their votes for what they wanted changed. As soon as women got the right to vote they abolished alcohol.

The right to vote really changed women lives. Women got the federal vote in three stages: 1) the military Votes Act of 1917 allowed nurses and women in the armed services to vote, 2) The Wartime Election Act on September 20, 1917 extended the vote to women who had husbands, sons and fathers serving overseas, 3) All the women over 21 were allowed to vote on January 1st, 1919.

I am very proud to live in Manitoba, because they gave women the right to vote first. I think everyone should know the history of women’s right to vote, and who fought for women to get these rights. It has been very interesting researching women’s right to vote. If had have lived back then, I would probably not have had the courage to stand up and fight for women’s rights as Nellie McClung and countless others had.

DEUXIÈME FINALISTE :

Des élèves de 9e et 10e année de West Valley School à Darlington ont créé une présentation sur les Célèbres cinq, et ont aussi inclus des sculptures en saponite des logos des partis politiques provinciaux.

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Vous pouvez accéder à la présentation complète ici.

Les vidéos soumises peuvent être visualisées sur notre chaîne YouTube. Les photos soumises sont publiées dans notre album Facebook.

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Journée du représentant : Rapprocher les élèves de leur députés

April 5th, 2016 par CIVIX

CIVIX convie les députés à rencontrer des élèves des écoles de leur circonscription dans le cadre du programme de la Journée du représentant de 2016!

La Journée du représentant est un projet d’éducation civique qui vise à rapprocher les élèves de leur député local en vue d’échanger sur le gouvernement, le processus électoral et les enjeux qui leur tiennent à cœur. Le programme a pour but d’aider les élèves à mieux comprendre les institutions et les personnes sur lesquelles repose notre démocratie, et d’accroître leur confiance en ces dernières.

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Jusqu’à présent, 150 Journées du représentant ont été organisées avec plus de 115 députés de 12 provinces et territoires et des cinq partis politiques représentés au Parlement.

Le programme de la Journée du représentant de cette année suit le programme Vote étudiant de l’élection fédérale de 2015, où 922 000 élèves de 6 662 écoles représentant toutes les 338 circonscriptions du pays ont exprimé leur suffrage (les résultats complets sont disponibles ici). De nombreuses écoles ayant participé au Vote étudiant prennent également part à la Journée du représentant, ce qui donne aux élèves la possibilité d’échanger directement avec leur représentant fédéral récemment élu.

Au cours de la dernière année scolaire, CIVIX a coordonné 81 visites dans le cadre de la Journée du représentant avec 71 députés. En 2013-2014, CIVIX en a organisé 85, avec 66 députés. Au cours des deux dernières années, plus d’un tiers des parlementaires ont participé au programme et les commentaires des députés et des écoles sont très positifs.

La visite du Ministre Duclos a été une expérience unique et vraiment enrichissante pour mes élèves! Ils se sont beaucoup investis et y ont mis beaucoup de sérieux! Ils étaient habillés «chic» et respectaient les formules de politesse qui siéent au rang d’un ministre. Ils ont adoré ça et moi aussi! J’étais pas mal fier de ma classe!

Monsieur Duclos était bien à l’écoute de leur présentation et a répondu à une foule de questions en s’ajustant très adéquatement à son auditoire. L’ambiance était excessivement positive!

– Jean-François Mercure, École Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Québec, QC)

Le programme de la Journée du représentant se poursuivra tout au long de l’année scolaire et les visites coïncideront avec les semaines de relâche parlementaire, du 25 au 29 avril ainsi que du 24 au 29 mai. Il sera également offert au cours de l’année scolaire 2016-2017.

Les écoles intéressées sont invitées à communiquer avec CIVIX afin de s’inscrire et de recevoir des ressources pédagogiques gratuites pour orienter la visite.

CIVIX offre le programme la Journée du représentant avec le soutien du gouvernement du Canada.

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Vote étudiant Saskatchewan : Les résultats

April 4th, 2016 par Dan Allan

Brad Wall et le Parti saskatchewanais formeront un gouvernement majoritaire à l’issue du Vote étudiant dans la province

Près de 20 000 élèves n’ayant pas encore l’âge de voter ont exprimé leur suffrage lors du Vote étudiant Saskatchewan pour l’élection provinciale de 2016.

Après avoir étudié le processus démocratique, fait des recherches sur les candidats et les plateformes des partis, et discuté de l’avenir de la Saskatchewan, les élèves ont voté pour les candidats officiels qui se présentaient dans leur circonscription locale.

Les écoles participantes ont reçu du matériel pédagogique gratuit et des fournitures électorales, grâce au généreux soutien d’Elections Saskatchewan.

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À compter de 16h aujourd’hui, plus de 19 700 votes ont été rapportés de 273 écoles, représentant 61 circonscriptions.    

Il y a eu de nombreuses courses serrées dans la province, avec des écarts de 25 votes ou moins dans 15 circonscriptions.

Les élèves ont élu Brad Wall et le Parti saskatchewanais à la tête d’un gouvernement majoritaire avec 48 sièges et 53,4 pour cent du vote. Le chef du parti, Brad Wall, a facilement remporté sa circonscription de Swift Current avec 84,1 pour cent du vote.

Le NPD a remporté 13 sièges et formera l’opposition officielle, telle qu’élue par les participants au Vote étudiant, recevant 22,7 pour cent des suffrages. Le chef du parti, Cam Broten, a été défait dans Saskatoon Westview.

Le Parti vert a obtenu 11,0 pour cent des suffrages, mais n’a remporté aucun siège. Le chef du parti, Victor Lau, n’a pas été élu dans sa circonscription de Regina Douglas Park.

Le Parti libéral de la Saskatchewan a pour sa part obtenu 10,8 pour cent des suffrages, mais n’a pas remporté de sièges. Le chef du parti, Darrin Lamoureux, n’a pas remporté sa circonscription de Regina Pasqua.

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« Le Vote étudiant est un excellent programme qui non seulement contribue à éduquer les futurs électeurs, mais qui favorise les discussions en famille et avec d’autres électeurs sur la démocratie et les élections, explique M. Michael Boda, directeur général des élections en Saskatchewan. Ce partenariat entre Elections Saskatechewan et CIVIX bénéficie aux élèves partout dans la province en attisant leur curiosité et en éveillant leur intérêt envers une participation future au processus électoral, à titre d’électeurs, de candidats ou de travailleurs électoraux. »

« Nous tenons à remercier tous les enseignants dévoués qui ont fait de l’éducation civique une priorité et qui ont intégré la démocratie à leur programme d’étude, souligne Taylor Gunn, président et directeur des élections de CIVIX. Non seulement le programme Vote étudiant contribue à accroître les connaissances sur la politique et l’intérêt des élèves à cet égard, mais il développe leur sens du devoir, tout en favorisant des discussions sur la politique à la maison et la participation des membres de la famille au processus électoral. »        

Il s’agit du deuxième projet provincial du Vote étudiant en Saskatchewan. Le projet de 2016 est le fruit d’une collaboration entre CIVIX et Elections Saskatchewan.

VOIR LES RÉSULTATS COMPLETS ICI : http://voteetudiant.ca/results/sk2016 

 

Faits saillants :

  • Seulement un chef de parti politique a remporté sa circonscription : Brad Wall (Parti saskatchewanais) dans Swift Current. Cam Broten (NPD), Victor Lau (Verts), Darrin Lamoureux (Libéral), Rick Swenson (Progressiste-conservateur) et Frank Serfas (Parti indépendantiste de l’Ouest) ont été défaits dans leur circonscription.
  • La circonscription de Yorkton comptait le plus grand nombre de participants, avec 913 votes valides. Moose Jaw North arrivait au second rang, avec 817, suivie de Prince Albert Carlton avec 784.
  • Dans Wood River, 10 écoles ont rapporté leurs résultats, plus que dans toutes les autres circonscriptions.

 

Contexte :

Vote étudiant est le programme phare de CIVIX.

CIVIX est un organisme de bienfaisance de portée nationale, qui a pour mandat de développer les habitudes et les compétences des jeunes Canadiens dans le but d’en faire des citoyens éclairés.

CIVIX a coordonné le programme Vote étudiant dans le cadre de l’élection provinciale de 2016 en Saskatchewan en collaboration avec Elections Saskatchewan.

Elections Saskatchewan est l’organisme de gestion des élections indépendant, impartial et professionnel de la province. Il reçoit de l’Assemblée législative de la Saskatchewan le mandat d’organiser, de gérer et de superviser les élections dans la province, incluant l’élection générale du 4 avril 2016. Vous trouverez de l’information destinée aux électeurs, aux travailleurs électoraux, aux médias, aux candidats et aux partis à l’adresse suivante : www.elections.sk.ca.

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Inscrivez-vous au Vote étudiant au Manitoba!

February 9th, 2016 par CIVIX

La 41e élection générale au Manitoba aura lieu le 19 avril 2016.

CIVIX est fier d’offrir le programme Vote étudiant aux écoles élémentaires et secondaires à travers la province, avec le soutien du Gouvernement du Canada, The Winnipeg Foundation et Élections Manitoba.

Vote étudiant offre aux élèves la chance d’en apprendre davantage sur les rouages du gouvernement et notre système électoral, de faire des recherches sur les partis et les candidats, et de vivre de près l’expérience du vote.

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Le programme est une excellente façon d’éduquer les élèves sur leurs droits et responsabilités et crée un moment d’apprentissage pour discuter des enjeux importants et le futur de la Manitoba.

Le programme Vote étudiant est gratuit et la documentation est offerte en français et en anglais. Vous pouvez vous inscrire dès aujourd’hui à : www.voteetudiant.ca/inscription/ ou en composant le  1‑866-488-8775.

Toutes les écoles inscrites recevront des ressources pédagogiques, des affiches de campagne, des urnes, des isoloirs, des bulletins de vote et un guide d’élection, ainsi qu’un accès en ligne à des outils variés, comme des vidéos et des diapositives.

Il s’agira de la 6e édition du Vote étudiant au Manitoba. Lors de la dernière élection fédérale, plus de 34 579 élèves de 337 écoles de la province ont exprimé leur suffrage. Vous pouvez voir les résultats pour la Manitoba ici.

Dans le Brandon Sun, Kerri Malazdrewicz, enseignante à l’École secondaire Neelin High School, a dit “Je pense que c’est vraiment important que les jeunes comprennent ce qu’ils vont faire lorsqu’ils vont aller voter pour la première fois. Mes élèves de 9e année ont pris le projet en main et ils ont vraiment embarqué… Ils étaient tellement excités d’exprimer leur suffrage et faire leur devoir de citoyen.”

Joignez-vous à des écoles partout dans la province pour l’élection provinciale manitobaine à venir!

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Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant au Vote étudiant en Saskatchewan!

January 25th, 2016 par Dan Allan

La 28e élection générale en Saskatchewan aura lieu le 4 avril 2016.

CIVIX est fier de collaborer avec Elections Saskatchewan afin d’offrir le programme Vote étudiant aux écoles élémentaires et secondaires de la province.

Vote étudiant offre aux élèves la chance d’en apprendre davantage sur les rouages du gouvernement, de discuter des enjeux qui touchent la province et leur communauté, d’échanger avec les candidats et de vivre de près l’expérience du vote.  

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« Pour de nombreux élèves, ce programme constitue une première rencontre avec notre processus électoral. L’introduction de ces sujets en classe, et à un si jeune âge, favorise la formation des bonnes habitudes de citoyens informés et engagés. Vos élèves représentent la prochaine génération d’électeurs et nous jugeons important de les sensibiliser à la démocratie et aux élections », explique M. Michael Boda, directeur général des élections de la Saskatchewan.

Le programme Vote étudiant est gratuit et la documentation est offerte en français et en anglais. Vous pouvez vous inscrire dès aujourd’hui à : http://www.voteetudiant.ca/inscription/ ou en composant le  1‑866-488-8775.

Toutes les écoles inscrites recevront des guides d’activités, des affiches de campagne, des urnes, des isoloirs, des bulletins de vote et un guide d’élection, ainsi qu’un accès en ligne à des outils variés, comme des vidéos et des diapositives.

Il s’agira de la 6e édition du Vote étudiant en Saskatchewan. Lors de la dernière élection fédérale, plus de 33 000 élèves de 385 écoles de la province ont exprimé leur suffrage. Vous pouvez voir les résultats, par circonscription, ici.

Au plaisir de collaborer avec vous lors de la prochaine élection provinciale en Saskatchewan! 

L’équipe de CIVIX

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CIVIX présente: le Réseau d’ambassadeurs-étudiants

October 13th, 2015 par CIVIX

Cette année, CIVIX a inauguré le Réseau d’ambassadeurs-étudiants afin de partager ce que les futurs électeurs de partout au Canada ont à dire sur l’élection fédérale 2015. Le Réseau des ambassadeurs-étudiants est une initiative en ligne qui encourage un dialogue entre les jeunes Canadiens au secondaire avec des jeunes de différents régions et ayant différents points de vue politiques.

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Irene
West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, British Columbia

“Social justice and democracy have always been 2 of my favourite areas, and I believe that who we vote for and who the leader is can and will affect every Canadian’s life, and we young people should care. The reason I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador is that I want more young people to care about the future of our country.”


Bella
Guelph, Ontario

“I’m a vegan, lover of nature, hiking and camping, and I really care about the environment! I decided to become a Student Ambassador because I believe it is extremely important to get young people informed on the topics having to do with our election, and to get youth interested in politics and issues that matter to them. Most of all I think it is extremely important that all Canadians use the voice they are given by voting.”


Tim
Wellington-Halton Hills, Ontario

“I was introduced to the [Student Ambassador Network] through my Grade 12 law class. I have been really interested in politics the last few years and am especially excited for the upcoming election. I think the Student Ambassador Network is a really fun way to get involved while I’m still in high school. I’m really looking forward to sharing my thoughts!”

Cassie
Cassie
Battle River-Crowfoot, Alberta

“I’m always very busy with hockey and volleyball and studies and homework. I am 14 soon to be 15 and have a great interest in politics and standing for what is right for our federal government.”

 

 

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Davenport, Ontario

“I consider myself a very opinionated individual, that believes in equal rights for everyone no matter who they are or their social standings. I spend the majority of my time reading, doing something school related or just spending some quality time with friends and family. I like to take chances when trying new things, which is one of the reasons I decided to join the Student Ambassador Network.”

“In the past I had no interest whatsoever in the government or the elections tied to it. However, ever since I started taking civics class this semester, I’ve realized the importance of learning about the governmental parties and what they stand for. Many people my age don’t care who could be running our country in a matter of months, so when taking this opportunity I wanted to bring awareness to our privilege of being part of a democratic society, and how much of an effect a new Prime Minister (or re-electing the same one) will cause our country.”


Alyssa
Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Ontario

“I enjoy playing guitar, playing soccer and reading. I chose to become a Student Ambassador because I have an interest in politics and the future of my country. I recently began Grade 10 and one of my classes this year is civics. I instantly took an interest in learning how our government works. I have watched federal debates and informed myself on what ideas the political parties have for our country. My teacher noticed my interest and introduced me to this program. I signed up because I want to be further involved in our country’s politics.”


Maddy
Oakville North-Burlington, Ontario

“Politics has always been a passion of mine, so when my political science teacher suggested being a Student Ambassador I couldn’t resist. Often young people feel like their voices are not being heard, but by voting or being involved with a campaign such as [Student Vote] all that can change. This upcoming federal election will impact the lives of young people all across Canada, so it’s important to get involved, be informed and let your voice be heard.”


Jerad
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, Ontario

“I have had many ideas and opinions about political issues but they have unfortunately gotten no farther than discussions with my teachers. Now that I have an avenue to express my views I feel much more confident and inspired to reach out and share. At heart, I am a socialist. Not a hardcore communist- but socialist enough to believe in absolute equality. Social, class, and financial equality are very important issues that I feel need to be addressed by our government. For too long the Harper government has neglected these issues in hopes that they would disappear but any good politician knows that problems don’t disappear, they merely get put off with a temporary band-aid and empty promises. I am an avid supporter of the Green Party, as it seems like Elizabeth May is the only candidate who isn’t afraid to speak the truth. I look forward to sharing more of my political opinions in the upcoming weeks. Thank you again for making this possible!”


Alexa
Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Ontario

“I was interested in a co-op program that led me into a grade 10 civics class. As my interest in politics grew stronger, I wanted to get myself involved. I was then made aware that I could become a Student Ambassador and grew to be very excited. I am honoured to have been able to take part in this initiative.”


Kaitlyn
Simcoe North, Ontario

“My favorite classes are Art and civics. I decided to become a student ambassador because I have always been interested in the elections and I feel this is a great way to get involved.”

 

Brooklynn
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

“I chose to become a Student Ambassador because the results of this upcoming election affect me more than any previous election. Although I can’t vote, I want to make my voice heard. I want to see changes to the way youth issues are addressed in Canadian politics, and I believe making my voice heard is the most powerful way I can help. Young people in Canada don’t want to be bankrupted by their post-secondary ambitions, and I wanted to be a part of a network that will highlight the issues that impact me as a young adult. I also chose to be a Student Ambassador because I believe my experience as a volunteer at my local hospital has shaped my views on many political issues. Since many young people do not have much experience in a medical or continuing care setting, I felt it was important that I take on this role. Issues in healthcare need to be discussed by everyone, and I want to get students and politicians talking.”

 

Keating
Vancouver Granville, British Columbia

“I count myself lucky to have been raised in an environment where involvement in politics was valued and encouraged, both by my parents and teachers. As a result I’ve been politically aware for as long as I can remember, and it’s shaped me and my interests. I’m passionate about public dialogue and debate, drawing inspiration from the work of journalists and political thinkers such as George Orwell and Christopher Hitchens. I believe strongly in the role of a free press as part of a fair and open democracy. More than anything, it’s my strong sense of justice that draws me to be a Student Ambassador – I consider contributing to a free society by speaking my mind and challenging what I consider to be wrong a high calling, and it excites me like nothing else.”



JoelJoel
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

“I chose to participate in the [Student Ambassador Network] because I believe that every chance to participate in our democracy is important and should be taken. I want to see a return to the days when people, not just the political class, got passionate about politics because they saw it as a way to change their lives for the better. That starts by having average, everyday people of all conditions and circumstances take part in our democracy and get involved, for it is a way to change our lives for the better.”

  

Chloe
Kitchener-Conestoga, Ontario

“Although my schedule is fairly busy, I still like to keep track of events/issues currently going on in the world. This includes of course, elections. I have come to realize that young people of my age bracket have little to no experience in what elections are, or what they entail. Which is quite scary considering these youth hold the future of Canada in their hands. I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador, not only for the great opportunity, but also to help inform other youth of my age of politics currently going on in Canada. Voting is such an important and vital part of our society, and education on this matter is extremely impertinent. Even if youth like myself are too young to vote, they can take the information they learned and inform their parents and family members about who they should vote for, followed by a list of reasons why. I look forward to becoming a Student Ambassador, and relaying Canada’s political stands to the youth of Canada.”

 

Kordell
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Ontario

“I’ve been involved in politics since a young age, and have volunteered on several election campaigns. I chose to become a Student Ambassador for many reasons. I enjoy politics, it’s a way to have my voice heard, it’s a way to hear the voices and opinions of others my age, and because I am a future voter. Being an Ambassador challenges me to keep up-to-date on political happenings and allows me to share and see opinions about them.”

 

Ryan
Red Deer-Lacombe, Alberta

“I have been a competitive archer for around 7 years. Recently I have started coaching and I am currently in the process of becoming a certified coach. My other interests include competitive collectible card games and, obviously, politics. This leads me to where stand politically. Currently I most closely identify with the ideologies that would be considered to be located on the center left of the political spectrum. I’m extremely passionate, at times maybe a little too passionate in the ways I express myself, on issues related to educational system as I believe this system to be the foundation of society.”


Robert
Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Ontario

“I am interested in Politics, Economics, and issues that affect Canadians. Additionally, I enjoy debating and discussing politics with others, and encourage you to do the same. I became a Student Ambassador because I think all Canadians should be aware of current affairs concerning our country, and should participate in our great democracy by voting and by speaking up for the matters that affect them the most. So this fall, let your voice be heard. Vote!”


Francesca
Kitchener South-Hespeler, Ontario

“I am a Canadian citizen, who immigrated to Canada with my family for the opportunity to attain a better future. Coming from a family with deep roots and ties with the government, politics and the legal system is a very prevalent part of my life. I wanted to become a Student Ambassador because I am very passionate about contributing to the political dialogue that will eventually shape our country. The voting turnout in Canada, especially in regards to the younger demographic has been declining for many years and it’s disappointing especially considering how much of a privilege it is to have a voice in your government. As a Student Ambassador I want to educate and encourage other students to participate in these electoral discussions and become engaged in what is happening in our country, as in the next few years it will be our responsibility to ensure that this country continues to prosper.”

 

RaxanaRaxana
Vancouver South, British Columbia

“I’m a diehard hockey and soccer fan, raised alongside 5 brothers. I love everything art and fashion as well as politics and history. I’m a human rights activist and a feminist, standing for the rights of our people and our woman. I’ve chosen to become a Student Ambassador because I know this is a great opportunity for young people like myself to get our voices heard while they seem to be always trampled by political candidates. They see us as an unimportant opinion, but I find that absolutely incorrect and would love to be able to prove them wrong. The youth speaks the truth, and it’s time for everyone to realize that we know what’s going on, and that we care.”

 

Kyne

Kyne
Kitchener South- Hespeler, Ontario

“I have a strong passion for mathematics and art. I first dove into the political discussion when I was in grade eight and I read books enlightening me about the state of our environment and civil rights around the world and across Canada. I joined the CIVIX Student Ambassador Network because I wanted to challenge myself to be more involved in Canadian politics. Many people in my generation are so concerned with being cool, afraid of appearing nerdy or pretentious. I want to set an example for my peers – that it’s cool to be enthusiastic about politics, elections, and social justice.”


Oliver
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke , Ontario

“As a student, I have seen how our current government and the official opposition have failed to engage young voters in politics while, at the same time, I have seen the Liberal Party of Canada open its doors wide to young people and their friends. Liberals understand the issues of our generation and have a concrete plan for #RealChange when it comes to issues of importance to us. As a very politically engaged student, I am heavily engaged in my local Liberal campaign and wish to see change in our government come October 19th, 2015! This is why I have chosen to become a [Student] Ambassador – to increase youth engagement within my community and across the country!” 

 

Jérémy
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

“Si je souhaitais devenir ambassadeur, c’est simple : je suis un véritable mordu d’histoire et surtout de politique. Alors devenir ambassadeur, c’est une occasion en or de pouvoir m’exprimer en pleine campagne électorale sur des sujets qui me passionnent. J’espère d’ailleurs transmettre ma passion à d’autres jeunes, ou du moins les informer sur les enjeux importants de cette campagne afin qu’ils puissent faire un choix éclairé lors du vote étudiant.”

 

ChristinaChristina
Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Ontario

“I recently became a Student Ambassador because I feel that it is important for youth to be involved in today’s society. I have a wide range of experience in many areas, especially those involved with school and community involvement.  I feel that my experience as an elementary school leader, as well as, my leadership within the community as a sports captain/coach and a community public speaker have given me great people skills that could be translated well into the Student Ambassador role.  I look forward to this forum and take pride in being a part of today’s youth.  I believe the young people of today can make a difference both locally and internationally and my message to today’s youth is to stay strong and show pride in yourself and your community. Together we can, and will make a difference!”

Madison

 

Madison
Battlefords-Lloydminster, Saskatchewan

“I have always had a keen interest in politics. It’s something that has always drawn me in and interested me while others may find the topic to be boring. As a student, I always try to be as involved as I can; such as attending meetings that talk about how our government can improve our education. When I was offered this opportunity, I took it immediately because the idea of my voice being heard and taken into account, is something that is of the utmost importance to me.”


Emily
Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario

“I chose to be a Student Ambassador because I feel that this election, and politics in general, is important and should not only be important to adults. I want to be politically educated and show Canada that young people can also have a say in what goes on in our country, even if we are not “eligible voters”. I’m very excited to be a Student Ambassador and I can’t wait to be heard by the general public in this election.”

 

NathalieNathalie
Oakville North-Burlington, Ontario

“I am a intelligent, reliable, respectful student who loves to take on challenges and wants to make a difference in our society. I have chosen to be a Student Ambassador for I believe that my contributions can change people’s perspectives and bring about new shift to our nation.”

 


Arian
Brampton East, Ontario

“I really like technology and working with computers that goes anywhere from animations and graphics design, to technical things like programming and writing applications. I won the technology award at my middle school and I am in school clubs relating to technology. I am into sports such as hockey, soccer, and I play on the school table tennis team. I have also been playing piano for about 9 years and I have completed Grade 5 piano for the Royal Conservatory of Music.”

“I chose to be a Student Ambassador because the idea of having a voice in my country’s politics before I am 18 sounds intriguing. I was introduced to CIVIX when I was chosen to fly to Ottawa for the Student Budget Consultation with Minister Kevin Sorenson. I learned a lot about politics and how our government works, as a result I am honoured to be providing a political viewpoint as a Student Ambassador to other students across Canada. As a Student Ambassador, I will be a big influence to Canadian youth since I am in a similar age group as them. They will care more about politics if students are interested rather than just adults. I want to help Canadians under 18 become aware of how important politics is and to be a voice representing the concerns of students to the Canadian political parties.”



FatemaFatema
Markham-Stouffville, Ontario

“Being a high school student, I know that many of the youth today are not interested in Canadian politics. Not because they don’t care, but because they don’t know. They are unaware of what to care about, and how this really does affect their future. By being a student ambassador of CIVIX I hope to instil an interest in the youth of tomorrow. I hope that by reading my tweets and posts, my peers are able to gain an understanding of the Canadian political system, and why it is important to care.”


Jasmin
Brampton South, Ontario

“I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador due to various reasons, such as having the skills and knowledge to openly debate current political issues. Furthermore, as a Student Ambassador, I wish to express candid thoughts during my debates in order to ensure that the unheard voices of future voters are truthfully heard concerning the changes we want and need. As an Ambassador, I hope to intrigue my mind with further political issues taking place globally. I want to ensure that individuals are aware of the occurrences happening out of their own town, province, and country. Moreover, choosing to become an Ambassador surpasses the learning that takes place within the walls of a classroom. In conclusion, as a Student Ambassador I would like to leave a positive and thought-provoking impact with those whom I converse with.”


Andrew
Kitchener Centre, Ontario

“I am a diverse person with a unique personality. I have played many sports in and out of high school, including hockey, soccer, volleyball, golf, badminton and tennis. I have a keen interest in math and politics. My obsession with politics started in Grade 8 when I participated in the Page Program at Queen’s Park for 3 weeks. While doing this, I served all 106 members of provincial parliament in various ways, and was able to grasp onto how politics actually work.” 



ChazChaz
Chatham-Kent-Leamington, Ontario

“I enjoy many Arts and Drama extracurricular activities at my school. I chose to become a Student Ambassador because I want to get involved with politics. I want to see what goes on in elections and get a sense of how they really work from a perspective greater than Civics class. I am exited to be a part of this and I hope I’ll be able to contribute as much as possible.

 

 

Samuel
Vaughan-Woodbridge, Ontario

“I like watching different sport and activities. I like to play hockey, basketball, volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee, and I also watch some of the same sports as well. I won a couple of awards in sports for winning a tournament or coming in second place. I like being social and talking to different people and making new friends. I like to ride my bike to different places and parks and I like to bike around the city.”     

“The reason why I choose to become a Student Ambassador is because it’s a great opportunity to understand the life of politics. I like it because I understand the political aspects of how the government deals with the country. I really like watching the debates and seeing what our country has to really offer in a political point of view. If I was able to vote, I would do it in a matter of a heartbeat. To be able to run a great country you need great determination and you need to say your points and prove how it will go to great use. Also, you need to actually commit to your promises and do them. I am happy to see our generation starting to be more into the politics.”



Shannon
Cumberland-Colchester, Nova Scotia

“I currently work as a lifeguard, and plan on going to university somewhere in The Maritimes in the fall. I chose to become a Student Ambassador because I am passionate about what is happening in Canada, and care about how Canadian citizens are affected. I feel that it’s crucial for people of all ages to think about how our country’s decisions will affect daily living, and how the decisions our country makes affects life in and out of Canada. Despite not being of the age to vote, I want to contribute to Canada’s democracy, and do my best to promote others’ participation.”  

 

Paolo
Langley Aldergrove, British Columbia

“I’ve chosen to become a Student Ambassador because I care deeply about politics and would like others to be aware of the issues at hand in this election campaign. I would like for my fellow students to become more involved in the political process, as the decisions made by the next government will have an impact on them, whether they will feel that immediately or not. It’s their responsibility to choose the political party who they feel best represents their interests. They won’t be able to exercise that responsibility, however, if they don’t know anything about the election.” 

 

Robyn
Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

I work part-time at Walmart, I’ve been in Sea Cadets for 5 years, and I just recently started enjoying politics because of my spectacular history teacher. I chose to sign up as a Student Ambassador because I’m one of the lead MC’s at our Student Vote ceremony on October 13th at Prince Andrew High School. I am very excited to be involved in this great program and I hope that all goes super well.”

 

Adam
Brampton West, Ontario

“I enjoy music, clothing and the news. I am very passionate when it comes to my political stances and enjoy debating my classmates. I am currently taking a politics course and my teacher suggested I register to be a Student Ambassador and I was very excited to be a part of the Student Vote.”

 

SafiyaSafiya
Calgary Nose Hill, Alberta

“I’ve always had a passion for Social Studies, and that passion has been intensified during my learning of the most recent 30 level curriculum. Political systems and decisions are so complex, and I always wished I could voice my opinion and make a difference. By being a Student Ambassador, I am able to have my voice heard and have a say in Canadian politics, even though I am not yet a voter.”

 

PeytonPeyton
Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Ontario

“Grade 10 and living life as an Agent of Change! I have spent a lot of my time involved in local and global projects. I have received the Presidential Environmental Youth Award from President Obama for my work on the BP oil spill clean up, have been named a TVO Kids SuperCitizen, have been featured in Owl Magazine and have collected 1000 pounds of aluminum cans for Habitat for Humanity.”

“I have a passion for the political process and a desire to make positive change. In September 2013, I served as a Legislative Page at Queen’s Park for a period of 5 weeks.  In May 2015, I was appointed to the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) and am now ‘Speaking Up’ with other students across Ontario to help shape the education system and boost student engagement.”

“All of these opportunities have provided me with the experience I need to be an effective, engaged and enthusiastic #futurevoter!”

 

Avery
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, British Columbia

“I could tell you that I’m called Avery and that I’m seventeen years old, but I bet I’m not the only one. I might add that I’m a young campaign volunteer in my local riding, which is more to the point. I might even say that I hope to study Sociology or Creative Writing in university, which shows my concern about the future. Here, though, is the most important thing: I’m one of many young Canadians out there  who are following the current election; curious, intent, and immensely frustrated that our voices won’t be heard on voting day. Whether we’re missing the age cut-off by a few months, two weeks, or maybe even a few days, we all feel the same way. Some, like myself, have stepped out and into the political game anyway, by volunteering for a local candidate. Others are more reserved, but still earnest. This is why I have become a Student Ambassador in my school,  to show society and my community that the youth of Canada care.”

 

Elly
Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman or Selkirk, Manitoba

“I chose to be a Student Vote Ambassador because I am a passionate advocate for human rights globally as well as locally. I believe politics plays a large role in this subject and I want to spread awareness to young and future voters about the issues that Canada faces. I want to show that your vote does make a difference.”


Ben
Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, Manitoba

“I’ve had an interest in politics for years, and now, I have a chance to engage others in my passion. I chose to become a student ambassador because today’s youth in Canada don’t have the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas, and I want to be a part of that change. Starting now, the CIVIX team and Student Vote are making sure our voices are heard, which they need to be. Today, we are students, learners. Tomorrow, we are teachers and leaders. I figure that this is our best place to start, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me, and the other leaders of Canada’s future.“


Serena
Vaughan-Woodbridge, Ontario

“I tend to focus on the future and have a great deal of aspirations and expectations for myself. I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador because I feel as though as the future of our country, myself and those alike, share many great ideas and values with regards to politics that can be expressed and taken into consideration. It is great preparation to be an informed voter, as we are fortunate to live in a democratic society where our opinions will truly count in the near future.”

 

Myles
Perth-Wellington, Ontario

“Getting into politics was natural for me, as I have always felt strongly about what I believe in. The environment, the economy, and transparency in government are some of the most important focuses in this election, which are all issues that I am extremely passionate about. I’m tired of hearing the generalizing statement that “youth are apathetic”. I believe that we as youth have the power to really make a difference. Aside from this, I want to grow up in a Canada not governed by fear. I want to grow up in a Canada that believes in a better future. I’m ready for real change.”


KeshavKeshav
Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

“I have chose to become a Student Ambassador because I want youth to have a say in how decisions are made across our country. I want youth to be involved because I believe that we make our democracy stronger.”

 


Ian
Oakville North-Burlington, Ontario

“This 2015 election has inspired me to become a youth activist and engage others. I lead canvasses for Pam Damoff, the Liberal candidate I’m my riding of Oakville-North Burlington. I’m very passionate about my country and hope to one day make a difference in the political world. I want to get youth engaged and informed so that one day we realize that  we all have a voice, and our vote is important.”

 

Adam 
Beaches-East York, Ontario

“I’m a kind of a  weird kid who likes video games, food, and watching movies. I chose to become a part of the Student Ambassadors Network because politics has always been a thing that I’ve been interested in. I’ve been studying the world of politics and law for a few years now, and am hoping to do something with that, even if it’s just a volunteer opportunity. I’m also interested in history, which goes hand in hand with politics.”


Élisa
Hull-Aylmer, Québec

“Je suis la co-présidente de l’instance municipale dédiée de la ville de Gatineau pour les jeunes, la Commission Jeunesse de Gatineau. Cette commission regroupe 26 jeunes motivés et impliqués voulant changer les idées préconçues sur la jeunesse et dédiée à dynamiser les jeunes de Gatineau. Ce réseau s’implante dans les 13 écoles secondaires de la ville, à raison de deux jeunes sélectionnés par école. Étant la représentante de la motivation, de l’intérêt politique et de l’implication des jeunes au sein de la municipalité, CIVIX est un projet idéal à représenter. Je suis une personne naturellement instruite et politisée d’où mon intérêt pour la politique que ce soit municipal, provincial ou national et même parfois, international. La politique explique le monde dans lequel nous vivons actuellement et la démocratie est un droit nous étant aujourd’hui irréfutable dans la société.”


Maxime
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

“J’ai une très grande intérêt à la politique contrairement a beaucoup de jeunes. Je possède moi même ma propre avis sur cette campagne électoral. J’avais même participé au Tournois des jeunes démocrates 2014-2015. À mon avis je serai un parfait Ambassadeur étudiant, parce que, en premier lieu, mes votes ne serait pas faux. Mes votes serait digne d’un parfait citoyen Canadien intéressé et connaisseur de politique. En second lieu, j’aimerais grandement participé à cette campagne qui a comme but d’intéresser les jeunes à la politique et dans un second but, de forger les citoyens futurs.”

 

RobbRobb 
Kings-Hants, Nova Scotia

“My name is Robb Tupper, and I’m very excited to have been invited to participate in the grand forum that is the Student Ambassadors Network. I’ve always been very interested in the political and ideological landscape of Canada, and other countries around the world, and I’ve always especially been obsessed with everyone’s voices being heard. It seems to me like this network is a great way to make that happen, and I’m feeling enthusiastic about this new form of expression.”

 

CarsonCarson
Cypress Hills-Grasslands, Saskatchewan

“For the longest time, the thought of politics bored me to tears. I was quite content to allow the “grown-ups” to deal with the issues and to ensure that our best interests were the priority of the government. But quite recently, I learned that if we, as the future of our country, don’t stand up and voice our concerns, nothing will change. I chose to become a Student Ambassador because I believe that, as of now, the youth of our country does not matter enough to the government and it is our responsibility to remind the government that we, the youth, are the future of this nation, and deserve to be heard.”

 

Katherine
Kitchener Centre
Ontario

“As co-president of my school’s politics club, I am passionate about teaching youth the way that politics affects their lives. I hope to use my role as a CIVIX Student Ambassador to increase political engagement among my peers and raise awareness for issues that are important to youth.”



Tabeena
Scarborough-Agincourt
Ontario

“As a youth myself, I understand that a lot of young people feel like they don’t have a say in the elections. I know this because I used to be one of them. I also know that it is really the furthest thing from the truth. Youth have continuously been disengaged and disregarded in many consecutive elections. For that reason the power that youth actually have has been severely underestimated not only by everyone else, including politicians, but by the youth themselves. I firmly believe that if all young people not only become more educated on, but also more interested in politics then we have the ability to change the future. For that reason, I have decided to become a Student Ambassador. I hope that by engaging others in my own interest for this election, I can also instill a sense of understanding and passion in those around me.”

 

Zachary

Zachary
Winnipeg South Centre, Manitoba

“I have a brother and a sister who are both younger than me. I am interested in sports statistics and pretty much any sport. I like to play baseball and hockey. My favorite subject in school is History. My History teacher is the person who encouraged me to join the Student Ambassador Network. I play Tenor Saxophone in the Senior Jazz Band at my school. I was also involved in the musical that we put on last year, Guys and Dolls. During the summer I enjoy camping with my family and going to camp, hopefully next summer I will be working at camp.”

 

MeganMégan
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

“J’ai décidé d’être ambassadeur étudiant car je trouve que ce projet est une excellente idée pour inclure les jeunes dans la politique, de nos jours les jeunes deviennent de moins en moins intéressés par la politique et tous ce qui touche le gouvernement, ceci est un moyen intelligent pour aider a les inclures de plus en plus à la politique.”

“De plus les étudiants sont présentement pour la plus part en court d’histoire et éducation à la citoyenneté, ils sont donc plus informés que certains adultes pour qui le cours d’histoire est bien loin dans leurs mémoire, certain étudiant sont donc plus apte a voté que la plupart des adultes mal informés. Voilà pourquoi je soutient le vote étudiant.”


Vicky-Ann
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

“Je voulais être ambassadeur parce que je m’intéresse a la politique et tout ce qui en suit! Je trouve sa intéressant de savoir ce qui se passe dans le pays ou ma province! J’aime bien avoir mon opinion politique et donner mon point de vue.”


Justine
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

“J’ai voulu devenir ambassadeur étudiant, car depuis le début de l’année, notre professeur d’histoire nous sensibilisé à la politique. Ce sujet, qui ne m’intéressait pas du tout auparavant, m’intéresse de plus en plus. Aussi, je suis une féministe et une écologiste. J’espère que par le réseau des ambassadeurs étudiants je réussirai à véhiculer mes idées à ce sujet.”



IsabellaIsabella
Victoria, British Columbia

“I have lived in Victoria my whole life and one day wish to run in this riding. I have loved and been interested in politics since my teacher in Grade 3 teacher first uttered the word. She told us all about what our parliament did and what positions it had. Most kids were bored out of their minds, but I sat there eagerly writing notes. Once she mentioned the Prime Minister, I just knew that one day that is what I wanted to be.”

“In that class we ran an election. I ran on the platform of increasing taxes and protecting our oceans, and my opponent promised longer recess. She won. I then formed a coalition with my friends and we formed parliament while my teacher stood there not knowing what to say.”

“I think that getting youth interested and engaged in politics even before they can vote is crucial to making Canada better and more informed. I am really excited to be a Student Ambassador, so I can raise awareness about voting and other issues in Canada.”


CallistaCallista
West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, British Columbia

“When my Social Justice teacher told me about this I was so excited! I’m involved with British Columbia Youth Parliament (a non-partisan youth organization) and Model United Nations. I think it’s so important to be active and aware of political surroundings. Youth involvement and empowerment is something I’m really passionate about, so having the opportunity to be an Ambassador is very exciting and I hope to learn even more about the election! Another cool thing is that I applied to work at this year’s election as an information officer. I think that will be a really cool experience. Apart from all of that, I live in Squamish, BC where I love to mountain bike, read and plan events. I’ve been in Air Cadets for five years and work at a pizza restaurant. I hope to stay politically involved and study political science or international relations when I go to university.”



LexiLexi
Cypress Hills-Grasslands, Saskatchewan

“I enjoy playing sports. My favourite sport is volleyball, both to play and watch. I also love the outdoors and I will not pass up an opportunity to travel. I am proud to be a Canadian since I am able to explore the country’s beauty from coast to coast. Finally, it wouldn’t hurt to travel the world, complete a university degree, and continue being myself.I was nominated by a couple of my teachers to be a Student Ambassador, I agreed to participate because current events and Canadian politics interest me.”


Nicholas
Edmonton West, Alberta

“I’m interested in everything political! My favourite topics in politics are security, foreign policy and societal issues. I’ve decided to become a Student Ambassador because of my unnaturally strong interest in politics. I found that putting my interest in politics to use would be beneficial for myself and the community.”

 


Nicholas KlidNicholas
Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, Ontario

“I am primarily interested in social science courses such as economics, law and business studies, but I also enjoy playing lead trumpet in the senior jazz band and wind symphony. I am heavily involved in extracurricular activities and have accumulated in excess of 340 community service hours from participation in the community jazz band, volunteering at the Oakville Public Library and at various school events. My favourite extracurricular activity would be Model UN mainly because I enjoy debating foreign policy and researching issues ranging from humanitarian crises to military strategy. Since joining the team in grade eight, I have progressed and grown as a delegate which is why I am currently one of two Co-Head Delegates of the HSC Model United Nations team which has been my goal since joining the team in middle school. In regards to sports, I play recreational ice hockey year-round and enjoy playing as part of a team which has helped build my teamwork skills and develop good sportsmanship attributes.”

“I was particularly interested in taking on the role as Student Ambassador for my school because I am passionate about politics and am looking to better understand Canada’s electoral system. Since assuming this prestigious leadership role, I have enjoyed working with dedicated and passionate classmates that have supported me and have kept the vote running smoothly which is imperative to ensuring that students are engaged and participate in the vote. I am becoming increasingly excited as Election Day approaches and I look forward to educating students about the importance of voting and being involved in Canada’s democracy.”

 

MatveiMatvei
Willowdale, Ontario

“I enjoy every subject in school and am extremely curious about Space, History and Politics.  I feed my curiosities through many different sources, my family, books and the world wide web.  Discussing Space with my Physicist Grandfather or Politics with my Father have always been great wonders for me since an early age.  When learning a new topic or analyzing a concept I always look to review and understand multiple different perspectives so that I can reduce biases and come up with my own opinion, or in simple terms seeing the world through many different lenses.  I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador so that I can be an active member of the political community, be helpful to my local community and an inspiration to not only my generation but future ones too.”  

 

 

NicoleNicole
North Okanagan-Shuswap, British Columbia

“I usually spend most of my time reading or writing. I chose to become a Student Ambassador because I thought it would be a great opportunity to be more involved.”

 

 

SadiaSadia
Steveston-Richmond East, British Columbia

“My favourite thing to do on rainy days is to read books upon books. I love books because one can very easily escape in them, and they take you places you never thought you would go. During sunny days, I love hanging out with my friends and family. One can say that I am an eager beaver. I love helping people out and working hard. Similarly, I am ambitious too. When I set my mind toward achieving something, I push until I have my goals. More importantly, I enjoy the simple things in life. I feel that being happy is a state of mind, and I don’t think people should settle for less than they deserve.”

“I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador because I am one of those people who is not afraid to voice their thoughts and express their opinions. I think I should have a say in who is going to become the leader of my country. I may not be able to vote in this election, but I would still like to articulate who I want the Prime Minister of Canada to be.”

 

EvanEvan
Beauséjour, New Brunswick

I have chose to become a Student Ambassador not only for my love for politics, but also because [politics] runs in my family. My grandfather ran for premier of New Brunswick in 1970s.”

 


Katherine
Kitchener Centre, Ontario

“I have been involved in several community events to protest against the Line 9 pipeline, walked with the First Nations people to tell the world about their struggles, and am a committed volunteer to the Kitchener-Waterloo Poetry Slam (KWPS) with my older sister, the co-founder of the Poetry Slam. I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador because I want to hear more talk about politics in our student community and talk about more serious issues with my friends and classmates.”

 

Olivia Olivia
Oxford, Ontario

“I am a member of Student Council and I co-run the Healthy Schools Club at my school. Law and Politics are very important to me. I think it’s very important for people to learn about the candidates in their riding and to be informed on who they could be voting for. I became a CIVIX Student Ambassador because I want to create good voting habits in future voters so that when they are able to vote, they will be informed and they will continue to vote in the future.” 

 

EsmeraldaEsmeralda
Edmonton West, Alberta

“I am of full Latin descent and am a first-generation Canadian in my family. I have a passion for social studies and politics, planning to pursue a career in this. This year I have chosen to be part of the Student Vote process and a Student Ambassador in my school. I decided to step up to the plate this time around because of my want for change. Everyone has a voice, and I wanted to make mine heard. My parents left their home countries because of a civil war and poverty. I’ve been raised with a love and gratefulness for my home country. I know and have seen all the good it has done for millions of families seeking help and refuge. I want to help the students in my school to get involved and practice voting for a new future in Canada.”

 

SydneySydney     
Langley-Aldergrove, British Columbia

“Activities I love partaking in include hiking, reading, travelling, photography, and spending time with friends and family. I am also passionate about the government and Canadian politics, which is why I chose to participate in the CIVIX Student Ambassador Network. I believe that it is important for youth to be aware of their country’s government system and who their leader is. The CIVIX program is great for involving teenagers in politics and the election, which is why I was so excited when I had the opportunity to become a Student Ambassador.”                

 

Maddie 
Winnipeg South Centre, Manitoba

“I am a lover of coffee, learning new things, basketball and adventures. I first heard about the Student Ambassador program from my Canadian History teacher. I thought it sounded like a really neat opportunity and decided to find out more about it. What really drew me to the program is the fact that the lowest demographic of voters are the youngest people in Canada. I think if while we’re still in high school we learn more about the election and voting process, it will encourage students to vote. That is why I got involved.”



Anna MiedemaAnna 
Kitchener Centre, Ontario

“I chose to be a Student Ambassador because even though i’m not 18 and can’t officially vote yet, I still want my voice heard. I also want other young people to realize the incredible gift we have here in Canada that we are even allowed to vote. Many people around the world would give anything to have this opportunity. Since we are privileged enough to be able to vote, I believe it is everyone’s responsibility to do so! I strongly believe that a better tomorrow starts today. Decisions are being made today by our government that will affect the world that we will grow up and live in. I say no one is ever too young to have their voice heard so I choose to start now and help elect leaders what will make our country be the best it can possibly be.”

 

Grace FriesenGrace 
Winnipeg North, Manitoba

“I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador because I want the voices of youth to be heard in politics. Also I just really love politics!”

 

 

Méganne
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

“On m’a demandé de me décrire en quelques mots: les gens disent de moi que je suis une personne impliquée qui aime faire de son milieu, un endroit plaisant mais surtout, facile à vivre. Étant député du parlement étudiant de mon école, je considère important de promouvoir la démocratie auprès des jeunes. Je pense sincèrement que nous ( les adolescents ) pouvons faire la différence et ainsi changer les choses! Pour terminer, je trouve dommage qu’encore aujourd’hui, plusieurs jeunes ne s’intéressent aucunement  à la politique et je suis heureuse de fair partie d’un organisme comme celui-ci, qui veille à la rendre interessante pour nous citoyens à en devenir.”

 

Raphaelle

Raphaëlle
Carleton, Ontario

“Curieuse et passionnée de la vie, elle s’est découvert une nouvelle passion pour la vie politique. Engagée et sportive, elle adore être au courant de se qui se passe dans le monde. De plus, elles adore travailler avec les enfants.”

“Je voulais être une ambassadrice étudiante puisque j’ai beaucoup d’opinion sur la politique mais, nulle part je me sens à l’aise de les partager. De plus, il s’agit d’une chance plutôt hors du commun que je ne voulais pas laisser passer.”

 

Jean-Christophe

Jean-Christophe
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

“Je m’intéresse à la politique et je vais participer au vote étudiant avec ma classe. Je voulais être un ambassadeur pour m’impliquer plus et surtout en apprendre plus sur la politique et donner mon avis sur les élections.”

 

 

DariaDaria 
Mississauga-Lakeshore, Ontario

“As a Russian, I know something about unfair elections. In my home country, the biggest problem that elections face is the percentage of people who actually show up to vote. In Moscow there was recently an election for the new mayor and only 31% of legal voters showed up. A similar thing happened during our last election for the President of Russia. Only a little over half of the eligible population actually voted. This causes another major problem: a lot of times the people who hold the election in certain areas will take the votes of the people who did not show up and just mark their votes by themselves (most probably to the same party we have ruling right now).”

“The other problem is how often superiors make people who work under them in the big companies vote for the party that the company wants to win. Those workers are usually threatened by firing and, because they live in such poor areas of Russia, they might simply not find another job. So, in order to feed their families, they will do what they are told to do. These are not just some stories without any proof – how often do you see a 70% vote in favor of just one party in a fair election?”

“This is the reason that I wanted to become a Student Ambassador – to decrease the chance of this situation happening in any other elections anywhere in the world. This unfairness affects not only the people of my country. If those elections had gone differently and fairly, perhaps there wouldn’t be a crisis in Ukraine as there is now. Perhaps, all those people would not suffer from the Civil War that is happening in the Eastern Ukraine. But for now, all I can do is hope that the next Russian election will be more just. I will make sure that nothing like this ever happens in Canada by educating my fellow peers about how the just elections are done and how the right to vote is also a responsibility.”

 

ArousheyAroushey 
Mississauga-Erin Mills, Ontario

“I thought it would be fun to join the Student Ambassador Network because I have a huge interest in politics and also don’t feel like youth get involved as much as we should. Thus, I felt that this would be a beginning for me to meet people with similar interests as mine and hopefully get more people involved and interested in the topic.”

 


Lia LeeLia 
West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, British Columbia

“My passion for politics, international relations, and social justice emerged from various experiences with Model United Nations. Over the past years, I’ve learned to appreciate education and opportunities – starting from joining Kindlers Society Organization to hosting the All-Candidates’ Meeting for my local schools, I strongly believe that it is extremely important to encourage youth to participate and engage more within the society. The combination of my passions and beliefs has resulted in the curiosity of understanding social dynamics. Politics is at the core of social dynamics – it’s everywhere. Whether one is going to school or simply conversing in a group of friends, politics exists in the complex and diverse ecosystem of ideas, desires, and communication. My curiosity has been my motivation to work hard, learn, and grow to become the person that I desire to be. Moreover, the CIVIX Student Ambassador role is a great step towards reaching the peak of a very tall mountain that I wish to reach.”

 

AidanAidan 
Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River, Saskatchewan

“My name is Aidan von Holwede and am currently enrolled in Spiritwood High School as a Grade 12 student. I am majorly into video games, piano, guitar, and various other forms of music. My history teacher approached me one afternoon and asked if I had any major engagements that needed attending. When I answered no, he then proposed that I should become one of our Student Ambassadors for the upcoming student election. I had always wished to learn more about politics and the issues in our everyday lives, so I accepted his gracious offer. I am hoping that this experience will allow me to learn the business aspect of politics.”

 

MariaMaria 
Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River, Saskatchewan

“I decided to become a Student Ambassador when my history  teacher approached us. I made this decision because I want to be involved in this step, which shapes the future of our country. I wanted to help our student body see how these elections are important and I want to have a hand in helping in the polls. I am very excited for our Student Vote and hope to be able to make a difference to the students and how they view elections.”

 

SimonneSimonne 
Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge, British Columbia

“I love to play all kinds of sports, especially dance, soccer, track and field, and triathlon. My parents have taught me about politics from a young age, but I know not every kid gets that opportunity so I chose to become a Student Ambassador and help teach the people around me about how to make a difference.”


Muntaha
Richmond Hill, Ontario

“I have chosen to become a Student Ambassador because it will be a new experience for me and this election is interesting with the variety of perspectives on different party platforms, such as raising or lowering taxes. This makes it harder for me to decide who would I vote for this election, and also this could be the first time I could be voting for a Prime Minister (through Student Vote) as I grew up in a country that was ruled by a monarchy for nearly my entire life.”

 Océanne
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec

“Je m’intéresse à la politique parce que je trouve fondamental le fait que nous, les jeunes, s’informons et s’instruisons à ce niveau qui est, en d’autres mots, la base de notre avenir. La politique peut sembler difficile d’analyse et la compréhension de celle-ci peut paraitre insensé pour cause des différentes façon de procéder mais c’est le même principe que n’importe quel jeu dialectique donc je me suis dit que ce ne doit pas être si difficile. Je trouve que peu de gens s’en intéresse donc je veux en apprendre davantage, me cultiver et m’instruire. C’est pour cette raison que je me suis inscrite. J’ai 15 ans, je viens de la Gaspésie, plus précisément à l’extrémité de la Baie des Chaleurs et je m’intéresse de plus en plus à l’histoire depuis l’année passée. Merci!”

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Camp Action Démocratie : Edmonton

September 30th, 2015 par CIVIX

Près de 130 éducateurs d’Edmonton et des régions environnantes ont pris part au Camp Action démocratie à l’Alberta Teachers’ Association. 

Camp Action Démocratie : Edmonton a été la cinquième et dernière conférence professionnelle tenue par CIVIX en 2015 afin d’inspirer l’engagement démocratique des étudiants et les aider à offrir Vote étudiant pour l’élection fédérale de cet automne. Nous avons entrainé officiellement plus de 800 enseignants d’à travers le Canada afin de les préparer pour le plus grand Vote étudiant de l’histoire de notre programme!

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La journée a commencé avec une table ronde d’opérateurs politique de haut niveau, qui ont donnée aux enseignants un regard à l’intérieur d’une campagne afin de leur expliquer comment les campagnes sont modifiées, gagnées et perdues.  Tom Flanagan, Sally Housser, et Scott Reid y ont pris part et elle a été modérée par Graham Thomson du Edmonton Journal.

L’horaire de l’après-midi a inclus un forum multipartite sur la politique fédérale qui a été animé par Nancy Carlson du Global News Edmonton ainsi qu’une présentation des les meilleurs trucs et pratiques et outils du Vote étudiant.

Deux autres Camps Action Démocratie – Camp Action Démocratie : Calgary et Camp Action Démocratie : Montréal –  ont eu lieu la semaine passée dans leurs villes respectives, et CIVIX a déjà tenu deux autres Camps Action Démocratie en Colombie-Britannique et en Ontario plus tôt cette année.

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CIVIX a organisé des Votes étudiant durant les dernières quatre élections fédérales et trois élections provinciales en Alberta. Dans la plus récente élection provinciale, plus de 92 000 étudiants d’à travers la provinces de 838 écoles ont exprimé leur suffrage grâce au Vote étudiant, ce qui a représenté la plus grande participation de la province au programme.

Déjà, la participation dans la province pour l’élection 2015 s’annonce à 120 pour cent de la plus grande participation qu’elle avait eut avant. Avec 1 186 enregistrées, plus de la moitié des écoles de la province prendront part au programme.

Camps Action Démocratie : Edmonton est rendu possible grâce à l’appui de The Alberta Teachers’ Association, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School District, Elections Alberta, Élections Canada, The Calgary Foundation, The Mall Bell Foundation, et Votre Canada, votre constitution.

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