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Over 5,000 schools registered for Student Vote

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Last week the federal campaign reached its midpoint, and CIVIX officially launched Student Vote 2015 in schools across Canada. As of noon today, 5,735 schools are registered for Student Vote, representing all 338 electoral districts, and shattering our registration records in the previous federal election by more than 1,400 schools. You can view all participating schools on […]

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Democracy Bootcamp Ontario 2015

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

More than 200 educators from across Ontario are set to gather in Toronto today and tomorrow for Democracy Bootcamp! Hosted by CIVIX at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Arcadian Court, Democracy Bootcamp will cover the basics of elections, voting research and trends, and techniques and tools to educate and engage students in our democracy. […]

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Bringing the Vital Signs Report to Student Vote classrooms across Toronto

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Rahul Bhardwaj, President & CEO of the Toronto Foundation, recently met with a group of “budding city councillors” at a Toronto high school. These students were a part of a joint initiative between the Toronto Foundation and CIVIX, to bring the Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report into Student Vote classrooms across the city. Coinciding with official election […]

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Legislatures set to return for the fall session

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Over the next few months, provincial legislatures and the House of Commons will return for their respective fall sessions. Here’s our recap of the dates when each legislature is expected to resume: Canada: The House of Commons was adjourned on June 20 and will reconvene on September 15. Québec: The National Assembly of Québec is […]

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International Election Digest

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Turkey, Sweden and Fiji are in the midst of elections! Here’s our breakdown of the latest news. TURKEY Turkey hosted their presidential election on August 10. After the first round of voting, current Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (representing the Justice and Development Party) won the election with 51.9 per cent of the vote. Opposition candidate […]

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Leadership Race Update

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Over the next few months, ten political organizations from across Canada will elect new leaders. Here is our breakdown of the latest news surrounding these leadership races. Newfoundland and Labrador The Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador leadership race began when Kathy Dunderdale announced her resignation as the premier and party leader on January […]

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11 Things to Know about the 2014 Indian Election

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Over the course of next month, Indian voters will elect 543 members of the 16th Lok Sabha, the lower House of Parliament. Here are eleven key things you need to know about the 2014 Indian general election and the Indian political system: As many as 814 million eligible could cast their ballots in this year’s […]

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New Staff Profile: Vicky Mochama

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Hi, my name is Vicky Mochama. I am joining CIVIX as a Campaign Communications Assistant. I will be supporting communications for various Student Vote projects. It was actually thanks to a civics teacher in my high school that I got involved in politics. I was invited to join the Model United Nations team in tenth […]

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Canadian legislatures head back to work

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

*Updated on March 24, 2014 Most provincial and territorial legislatures, as well as the House of Commons, will head back to work over the next few weeks. Here’s our breakdown of the dates each legislature is expected to return: CANADA: The House of Commons is scheduled to resume on January 27, 2014. The Second Session […]

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Prince Edward Island: “A beacon of engagement”

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

The Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island reconvenes at Province House today to open the 4th Session of the 64th General Assembly. PEI has been described as “a beacon of engagement” as “voting is a must for most in the province, not an afterthought.” Voter turnout during the 2011 PEI provincial election was the “lowest […]

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