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Canada 150

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

This year, Canada Day marks a significant milestone as it has been 150 years since Confederation when Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick came together to form the Dominion of Canada. Through the British North America Act of 1867, each of these former British colonies united as one independent nation. Canada 150 celebrates the […]

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Today is National Aboriginal Day!

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

The CIVIX team wants to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who have inhabited Turtle Island, North America, for millennia to our country on this National Aboriginal Day. Our national office is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas […]

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Democracy Bootcamp B.C. 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

To gear up for the May provincial election, 170 educators from across British Columbia will gather in Vancouver on February 23 and 24 for Democracy Bootcamp BC 2017. Democracy Bootcamp is a professional development conference for elementary and secondary teachers to improve their democratic engagement, strengthen their capacity and commitment to civic education and enhance […]

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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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Getting Young Canadians Ready for the Federal Election with Student Vote

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

The federal election is scheduled for October 19 and, fittingly, the theme of this year’s Canada’s Democracy Week is “Let’s Get Canada Ready to Vote!” As the Student Vote program shows, preparing young Canadians for the voting process can, and should, start at an early age. Since 2003, the Student Vote program has been giving […]

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Democracy Bootcamp BC 2015

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

More than 125 educators from across British Columbia are set to gather in Vancouver today and tomorrow for Democracy Bootcamp. Hosted by CIVIX at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Democracy Bootcamp BC 2015 will cover the basics of elections, voting research and trends, and techniques and tools to educate and engage students in […]

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Canada’s Democracy Week 2014 – “Democracy: Own It.”

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Canada’s Democracy Week is here, and we’re excited to take part once again. Canada’s Democracy Week is organized by Elections Canada and aims to connect Canadians with activities that celebrate our democratic values and traditions. The fourth annual Canada’s Democracy Week runs from September 15th to 21st and will encourage Canadians, particularly youth, to learn […]

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Nunavut Day

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Today is Nunavut Day, and 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of Nunavut! Nunavut came into existence in 1999 after a referendum was held in 1982 to decide the division of the Northwest Territories and create a new territory for Canada’s Inuit people. The referendum passed and on July 9th, 1993, the federal government passed the […]

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Canada History Week

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

This week is Canada History Week! Held each year from July 1-7, the week celebrates Canada’s history and the important events that shaped our country. Canada History week was officially launched on June 11, 2013 by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The week was established to provide Canadians with an opportunity to participate and learn […]

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