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Give students a voice in the federal budget conversation

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

The new government will be sworn-in today by the Governor General, and the Prime Minister and his cabinet will immediately get back to business. First on the agenda is the Speech from the Throne on December 5, which will outline the goals and priorities for the new session of Parliament. One major test for the […]

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2019 Student Budget Consultation Results

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON BUDGET 2019: CONFIDENT ABOUT JOB PROSPECTS, BUT CONCERNED WITH EDUCATION, THE ENVIRONMENT AND POVERTY Canada’s high school students, the next generation of taxpayers, have provided their insight and opinions on the major issues likely to feature in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s fourth federal budget. Notably, the top issues students believe the […]

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CIVIX Announces new Board Chair and Directors

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

January 10, 2019: CIVIX, a non-partisan, national, registered charity dedicated to building the habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians, is pleased to welcome five new members to its Board of Directors and to confirm the election of a new Board Chair. CIVIX founder and President, Taylor Gunn, and new Chair, Francis LeBlanc, […]

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Student Budget Consultation: 2019 Federal Election Edition

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Coordinated by CIVIX, the Student Budget Consultation is a unique classroom program that provides students with an opportunity to learn about government and public finance, debate important issues, and have a voice in our democracy. The Student Budget Consultation launches next week, and will act as an important precursor to the 2019 federal election. The conversations […]

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150,000 Ontario youth cast ballots in Student Vote program for the municipal elections

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Even though they are under the voting age, more than 150,000 elementary and secondary school students from throughout Ontario had the opportunity to consider the future direction of their community and vote for the candidates running for municipal council and school board trustee. The Student Vote program is a hands-on learning program that enables teachers […]

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Happy 15th Birthday, Student Vote

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

15 years ago today, a very small and very young team of naive and hopeful 25-year-olds managed the first set of Student Vote results to ever roll in from 825 schools throughout Ontario. The little team couldn’t see at the time how big and successful that first Student Vote was. I’m not even sure if […]

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Student Vote Ontario 2018: The Results

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Horwath and the NDP win majority government in province-wide Student Vote More than 280,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2018 Ontario provincial election. After learning about the electoral process, researching the issues and platforms, and debating the future of Ontario, students cast ballots for the official candidates […]

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How do we beat Fake News?

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University sat three groups of people down in front of computers. They gave Stanford students, professional historians, and “fact-checkers” five minutes to determine which of two websites was more credible.  The first site was from the American Academy of Pediatrics, an internationally respected organization. The second belonged to the American College of […]

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300,000 Ontario students expected to cast ballots in province-wide Student Vote

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Even though they are under the voting age, more than 300,000 elementary and secondary students from throughout Ontario will have an opportunity to consider the future direction of the province and vote for the official candidates running in the 2018 provincial election. Student Vote is an authentic learning program that enables teachers to bring democracy […]

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2018 Student Budget Consultation Results

Monday, February 26th, 2018

High school students on Budget 2018: Confident about job prospects, but concerned with environment, education and income inequality Canada’s high school students, the next generation of taxpayers have provided their insight and opinions on the major issues likely to feature in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s third federal budget. Some of this year’s notable results include […]

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