This fall, more than 9,000 schools and
1 million students are expected to take part in Student Vote Canada 2019 coinciding
with the October federal election.
Student Vote is an authentic learning program that provides elementary
and high school students with the opportunity to experience the voting process
firsthand and practice the habits of active and informed citizenship.
Student Vote is a program of CIVIX. Elections Canada has
engaged CIVIX to deliver Student Vote for the 2019 federal election.
Participating students will learn about government and
the electoral process, and research the issues, candidates and parties through
classroom activities, family discussion and media consumption. In the
culminating activity, students will cast ballots for the local candidates
running in their riding. The results are shared with the media for broadcast
and publication following the close of polls.
Student Vote Canada 2019 is targeted at grades 4 to 12 and materials are
available in English and French. Registered schools will receive educational
resources, posters, riding maps, ballots and ballot boxes at no cost.
Learn more by visiting www.studentvote.ca/canada or calling toll free: 1-866-488-8775.