Preserving democracy depends not only on knowledge of democratic values, but also on how we learn these values and the way we experience them in daily life.
We set up, in collaboration with our partners, democracy education programs that contribute to:
Through our programs, we offer various clienteles opportunities to live concrete democratic experiences.
An initiative of the Directeur général des élections du Québec, the National Assembly of Québec and the Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant.
This program offers primary and secondary schools a way of operating the student council that encourages their participation in decisions affecting school life. Young people learn and put in practice democratic values such as freedom of expression, respect for the opinions of others, the art of compromise, representation and the right to vote.
Voters in training is a free citizenship education program that introduces young people to voting rights, the exercising of these rights and the workings of our democratic institutions. There are three client groups:
This project of initiation to democratic life allows secondary school students to demystify the organization of a voting day, during a by-election in their electoral division, while raising awareness among them to the importance of citizen participation, including the exercise of the right to vote.
This program allows the clientele to become familiar with the Québec electoral system. It includes the organization of a workshop offered at no cost to the premises of the organization that requests it.
To help Québec university and college students promote and facilitate the exercise of democracy in their schools, we have developed various reference materials, inspired by the Québec electoral legislation. The contents offered may then support students who wish to draft their own electoral regulations.
This web tool enables student councils at primary and secondary levels to manage their projects directly online, to share experiences, in addition to fostering collaboration and communication within their schools. Registration is free!