The fourth annual Canada’s Democracy Week takes place from September 15 to 21, 2014.
Organized by Elections Canada, Canada’s Democracy Week 2014 is a civic education initiative aimed to increase awareness of the electoral process.
This event provides teachers, civic and democratic engagement organizations, parents, and parliamentarians with a platform and tools to help inform and educate tomorrow’s voters on how they can participate in the electoral process.
The initiative targets youth, many of whom may be voting for the first time. During the Week, youth are encouraged to start preparing to “be a voter” by learning about registration and how to get informed and involved.
Canadians aged 14 to 17 are also encouraged to get involved by participating in the National Democracy Challenge and submitting an image, a video or writing related to this year's theme: “Democracy: Own it.” Winners can win a prize such as a laptop, an iPhone or a trip to Ottawa to participate in a civic education program, and their work will be shared online. There is also a school prize: this year the Canadian school with the most submissions can win a Forum for Young Canadians student bursary.
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