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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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Student Budget Consultation 2018: Youth Voices

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The Student Budget Consultation is a civic-education and financial-literacy program for high-school students across Canada. The process gives young people an opportunity to learn about government and current affairs, debate varying viewpoints about public policy, and offer their own opinions on the priorities of the federal budget. Since November 2017, more than 7,000 young Canadians […]

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80,000 Alberta youth cast ballots in Student Vote program for the local elections

Monday, October 16th, 2017

More than 80,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote project for the 2017 local elections in Alberta. After learning about government and the electoral process, exploring the issues and candidates, and discussing the election with family and friends, students cast ballots for their local municipal council and school board trustee candidates. […]

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Student Vote Days for the Alberta Local Elections

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

60,000 students will voice their political opinions in first-ever Student Vote program for Alberta local elections Even though they are under the voting age, more than 60,000 elementary and high school students from throughout Alberta will have an opportunity to consider the future direction of their community and vote for candidates running for municipal council […]

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Introducing NewsWise

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Ivanka Trump commits $1 million to CIVIX That’s #fakenews. This isn’t: Google Canada is supporting CIVIX and the Canadian Journalism Foundation to design and deliver a news literacy program for students. The announcement was made today and covered by the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and the Canadian Press. The program will provide school aged Canadians with the tools and skills to find […]

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NewsWise — Democracy Demands News Literacy

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The rallying cry of The Canadian Journalism Foundation feels particularly relevant these days: ‘as journalism goes so goes democracy’. More than ever, it’s critical that current and future generations understand the role journalism plays in our democracy. With social media and an abundance of information on numerous platforms, the ways we consume and share news […]

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

A hundred years ago today, women were officially allowed to vote in a Canadian election. Suffrage (the right to vote) was extended to Manitoba women, allowing them to cast a ballot in their next provincial election. Most other provinces quickly followed suit, and by 1918 women were allowed to vote federally. Now women make up […]

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Democracy Bootcamp: Edmonton

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Roughly 130 educators from Edmonton and the surrounding region took part in Democracy Bootcamp at The Alberta Teachers’ Association.  Democracy Bootcamp: Edmonton was the fifth and final professional conference that CIVIX hosted in 2015 to inspire teachers’ democratic engagement and support their delivery of Student Vote during this fall’s federal election. We have officially trained […]

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Democracy Bootcamp: Calgary

Monday, September 21st, 2015

More than 300 teachers from across Calgary will participate in Democracy Bootcamp today at the TELUS Spark Centre. The conference is intended to inspire the democratic engagement of teachers and improve their delivery of Student Vote during this fall’s federal election. Democracy Bootcamp: Calgary will be our largest event in 2015, and the day-long agenda is […]

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Democracy Bootcamp: Montréal

Monday, September 21st, 2015

CIVIX is proud to welcome over 60 teachers and participants from across Québec for Democracy Bootcamp: Montréal today at Écomusée du fier monde. Participants will engage on the delivery of the Student Vote program for the 2015 federal election, and learn about democratic engagement in the classroom. Graham Fox of the Institut de la recherche […]

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