Current Projects

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


Student Vote Canada

More than 800,000 elementary and high school students across the country participated in Student Vote Canada, coinciding with the 2021 federal election.

After learning about democracy and elections, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of the country, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s electoral district.

More than 800,000 students from more than 5,900 schools participated in Student Vote Canada 2021. Votes were cast in all 338 ridings.

Student Vote Canada is presented in collaboration with Elections Canada.

PROJECT SITE: studentvote.ca/canada 

THE RESULTS: studentvote.ca/results/canada2021


Nunavut Territorial Election

More than 500 elementary and secondary students participated in the Student Vote project for the 2021 Nunavut territorial election.

After learning about territorial government and the electoral process, exploring the issues and candidates, and discussing the election with family and friends, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their constituency.

By 9:00 p.m. ET on October 25, 9 schools had reported their election results, representing 9 constituencies throughout the territory. In total, 508 ballots were cast by student participants.

Student Vote Nunavut 2021 is made possible by Elections Nunavut and the Government of Canada.

PROJECT SITE: studentvote.ca/nu2021/

THE RESULTS: studentvote.ca/results/nu2021


CTRL-F: Find the Facts

CTRL-F uses the COVID-19 pandemic as a case study to help students learn simple verification skills they can use to determine the reliability of sources and to evaluate the accuracy of news and information.

We have teamed up with two leading digital information experts, Jane Lytvynenko and Mike Caulfield, to deliver a media-rich, hands-on learning experience for students.

This content is presented in two streams developed for remote learning: a self-directed pathway through a student-facing site with videos and practice examples, as well as an educator-facilitated version, with additional activities and assessments, for easy download or use in Google Classroom or other methods. These resources have been developed for grades 7 to 12, but could be adapted for younger grades.


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 2021 budget.

Educators can register for the 2021 Student Budget Consultation here: https://studentvote.ca/federal_sbc/

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


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. 

We know that some teachers have been conducting in-school visits with their elected representatives for years. However, we also know that teaching is an extremely time consuming job, and we want to offer additional resources and support to assist in this type of activity. It is our hope that by increasing the frequency, scope and quality of the visits, we will encourage an ongoing dialogue between young people and their elected officials.

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.