In recent years, CIVIX has expanded our youth democratic engagement work to Latin America, with the establishment of local teams in Colombia (2018) and Chile (2022).


Voto Estudiantil

This initiative is adapted from Canada’s Student Vote program. After learning about government and democracy, researching the candidates, and discussing relevant issues, students cast a ballot for the official candidates in a parallel election in their school.

Doble Click

Doble Click is a media, digital and informational literacy program that consists of an “ecosystem” of cutting-edge and innovative pedagogical resources designed to strengthen the skills and capacities of teachers and students to navigate digital environments in a critical, conscious, informed and ethical way.

Marea Púrpura

Marea Púrpura is a civic education program designed for young women aged 14-18. Through experience and play-based learning, participants explore gender stereotypes and the gender gap in politics, acquiring leadership skills for non-violent communication, conflict transformation and collective cooperation.


Liderab is a training program that seeks to strengthen the skills and capacities for leadership among youth. The program is built around three primary pillars: social and emotional development, advocacy and participation, and practical tools for community-based civic action.

Democracia al Tablero

Democracia al Tablero is a program designed to help educators strengthen their School Governments. Each school in Colombia has a School Government composed of members from different councils representing students, teachers, administrators and parents, among others. The program proposes new ways to overcome disinterest, mistrust and lack of motivation, to encourage formal political participation among youth in schools.

CIVIX Colombia programs are made possible with funding from Global Affairs Canada and the Foreign Policy Instrument of the European Union. 


Voto Estudiantil

Voto Estudiantil Chile was developed for the 2022 and 2023 constitutional plebiscites in Chile. Schools were provided with learning resources to teach about democracy, the constitution, and the voting process. In the culminating activity, students voted to approve or reject the draft constitution.

CIVIX Lab: Laboratorios de formación ciudadana

CIVIX Lab is a series of in-person professional development events, designed to provide teachers with didactic and methodological tools to foster civic knowledge, attitudes and among students. The first events in 2023 focused on best practices for classroom discussion and school government processes.

CTRL-F: Verifica los hechos

CTRL-F is a digital media literacy program designed to help students strengthen their ability to evaluate the credibility of online sources and information. Programming was adapted from Canada for the Chilean context, with materials produced in collaboration with key stakeholders, including Fast Check, Wikimedia Chile and CIPER Chile.

The launch of the Voto Estudiantil program in Chile was made possible with funding from Global Affairs Canada.