Current Projects

For past projects, please see the WHAT WE DO section.

Student Vote Canada 2019

1.2 million elementary and secondary school students participated in Student Vote Canada 2019, coinciding with the 2019 federal election.

After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating Canada’s future, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s riding.

In total, 1,199,939 votes were reported from 8,097 schools, with results from 338 federal ridings.

Student Vote Canada 2019 is made possible by Elections Canada.


Student Budget Consultation

The Student Budget Consultation provides youth with an opportunity to learn about the government’s revenues and expenditures, discuss important political issues and suggested policies, and offer their insights on the priorities of the upcoming federal budget.

Educators receive informative and engaging resources and easy-to use learning resources, including lesson plans, along with videos and slide decks. In the culminating activity, students will submit their feedback through a consultation survey. The results will be shared with the Department of Finance and all political parties so that they can see what matters most to young Canadians in advance of the 2020 budget.

Educators can register now for the 2020 Student Budget Consultation:

This project is made possible due to financial support received from the Government of Canada.

A final report on the 2019 Student Budget Consultation results was released in advance of Budget 2019 and can be accessed here:

Democracy Bootcamp

Democracy Bootcamp is a subsidized professional development conference for teachers that explores the themes of democracy, government and elections, and better acquaints participants with the political players and issues. It is intended to improve the interest, knowledge and instructional capacity of classroom teachers to ‘teach’ democracy and citizenship.

To learn more, please contact [email protected].

CIVIX Information Literacy

One of the most urgent issues facing democracies today is the spread of ‘fake news.’ Being able to determine what is fact or fiction online has become an essential skill of citizenship in the digital age.

Launched in 2018, CIVIX’s information literacy initiative aims to help students in Grades 5 to 12 build the skills and habits to support informed citizenship.

To learn more, visit or contact [email protected]

Rep Day

Rep Day is a nationwide civic education initiative that connects elected representatives with high school students to encourage dialogue on current political issues. Rep Day aims to break down negative stereotypes that young people have of politicians and the political process and for students to develop a better understanding of and sense of trust in the people and institutions within our democracy. 

During the 2017-2018 school year, 65 visits were coordinated in 9 provinces and 2 territories, and more than 3,700 elementary and high school students had the opportunity to engage with their federal MP.

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to participate in Rep Day, and we would be happy to work towards organizing a visit from your MP into your classroom.