Current Projects

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


Alberta Municipal and School Board Elections

CIVIX will be organizing a Student Vote parallel election for elementary and secondary schools coinciding with the Alberta Municipal and School Board Trustee elections on October 16, 2017. Students from across the province will learn about the electoral process, engage in the campaign and cast ballots on the official local candidates.

This will be the ninth Student Vote project coordinated in Alberta. 

This project is made possible with support from the Edmonton Community Foundation, Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Government of Canada

Educators are invited to register their school and receive free educational materials and election supplies: http://studentvote.ca/registration/


Nunavut Territorial Election

CIVIX will be organizing a Student Vote parallel election for elementary and secondary schools coinciding with the 2017 Nunavut territorial election. Students from across the territory will learn about the electoral process, engage in the campaign and cast ballots on official local candidates.

This will be the sixth Student Vote project coordinated in Nunavut.

This project is made possible with support from Elections Nunavut and the Government of Canada

Educators are invited to register their school and receive free educational materials and election supplies: http://studentvote.ca/registration/


Student Vote Nova Scotia

CIVIX organized a Student Vote parallel election for elementary and high schools coinciding with the 2017 Nova Scotia provincial election. Students from across the province learned about government and the electoral process, engaged in the campaign and cast ballots on the official local candidates.

This was the ninth Student Vote project coordinated in Nova Scotia.

The project was made possible due to financial support received from Elections Nova Scotia, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association and the Government of Canada

VIEW THE COMPLETE RESULTS: http://studentvote.ca/ns2017/the-results/


Student Vote B.C. 2017

CIVIX organized a Student Vote parallel election for elementary and high schools coinciding with the 2017 British Columbia provincial election. Students from across the province learned about government and the electoral process, engaged in the campaign and cast ballots on the official local candidates.

This was the ninth Student Vote project coordinated in British Columbia.

The Student Vote project for the 2017 British Columbia provincial election was conducted in partnership with Elections BC and with support from the BC Teachers’ Federation, the Vancouver Foundation and the Government of Canada.

VIEW THE COMPLETE RESULTS: http://studentvote.ca/results/bc2017


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 rep@civix.ca if you would like to register for the 2017 program, and we would be happy to work towards organizing a visit from your MP into your classroom this spring!


Student Budget Consultation 2017

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.

More than 7,000 students participated from every province and territory. Preliminary results were shared with the Department of Finance and the final results were released publicly on March 20, 2017.

VIEW THE COMPLETE RESULTS: budgetconsultation.ca/the-results

Educators received informative and engaging resources and easy-to use lessons plans through the Student Budget Consultation website, including:

  • Budget Basics– Students learn about the budget basics through a series of non-partisan animated videos outlining the Government of Canada’s revenues and expenditures.
  • Key Issues– Students listen to experts and pundits weigh in on the major themes and share different fiscal policies to address the issues.
  • Party Perspectives– Students compare the ideas and budget priorities of the five parties represented in the House of Commons.

This project was made possible with financial support received from the Government of CanadaInterac and the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.