Rep Day 2016-17

June 5th, 2017 by CIVIX

CIVIX coordinated nearly 170 visits between Members of Parliament and Canadian students during the 2016-2017 school year as part of the Rep Day program!

Rep Day is a civic education initiative that connects students at the elementary and secondary levels with their local MP for a dialogue on government, the electoral process and issues that affect them. The program aims to help students develop a better understanding and sense of trust in the people and institutions within our democracy.

Between September 2016 and June 2017, 167 visits were organized with 94 MPs across all ten provinces and one territory. Together, participating MPs engaged with more than 8,000 students.

Since the conception of the Rep Day program in 2012, more than 500 visits have been coordinated across Canada, and more than half of all MPs have participated. In 2016 alone, 284 visits were coordinated in every province and territory and engaged more than 13,000 students.

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MP Harold Albrecht, St. Dominic Savio Catholic School

The feedback from teachers and MPs was extremely positive:

“Wow, what an awesome morning! MP Tracey Ramsey was fantastic with the students. She was a true professional. We all really enjoy her visit” (Mr. R. Milks, Anderdon Public School)

“The visit with MP Eglinski was wonderful! My students were very grateful for the opportunity to meet with him and ask questions about his role and experience. Thank you for all the work you did to pass the information along and make sure everything worked out. I really appreciate this! Thanks again! All the best!” (Ms. A. Maduik, St. Anthony School, Alberta)

“We enjoy these classroom visits and are always amazed at the engagement level and thoughtful questions from our young citizens. We look forward to visit again next school year.” (Mr. K. Kolanko, MP Rodger Cuzner)

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MP Gagan Sikand, Our Lady of Good Voyage Catholic School

Interested schools for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to contact CIVIX to take part and receive free curriculum resources to help guide the visit.

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