Current Projects

For past projects, please see the WHAT WE DO section.

Ontario Provincial Election

CIVIX is organizing a Student Vote parallel election for elementary and secondary schools coinciding with the Ontario provincial election on June 7, 2018. Students from across the province are learning about the electoral process, engaging in the campaign and will cast ballots on the official local candidates.

This will be the 12th Student Vote project coordinated in Ontario. More than 250,000 students are expected to cast ballots from schools throughout the province.

Learn more about the project:

Project materials are available to be accessed online here:

Student Budget Consultation

The Student Budget Consultation provides youth with an opportunity to learn about the government’s revenues and expenditures, discuss important political issues and suggested policies, and offer their insights on the priorities of the upcoming federal budget. The opinions of students are collected through a survey and the results are shared with the Department of Finance

Educators will receive informative and engaging resources and easy-to use lessons plans, including:

  • BUDGET BASICS – Learn about the budget basics through a series of non-partisan animated videos outlining the Government of Canada’s revenues and expenditures.
  • YOUTH VOICES – Listen to young Canadians share which issues matter to them and explain how they could be addressed in Budget 2018.
  • PARTY PERSPECTIVES – Compare the ideas and budget priorities of the five parties represented in the House of Commons.

This project is made possible due to financial support received from the Government of Canada.

View the 2018 Student Budget Consultation results online here.

Rep Day 2017

Rep Day is a nationwide civic education initiative that connects elected representatives with high school students to encourage dialogue on current political issues. Rep Day aims to break down negative stereotypes that young people have of politicians and the political process and for students to develop a better understanding of and sense of trust in the people and institutions within our democracy. 

Please contact if you would like to register for the 2017-2018 program, and we would be happy to work towards organizing a visit from your MP into your classroom this school year.