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Since june 1, 2023, our news are published in French only.

2 September 2022

Voters in Training: Register by September 16

Now that the election campaign is underway, it’s time for schools and youth organizations to register for Voters in Training! The program is designed to introduce young people to the voting process through an election simulation. Participants can vote for candidates running in their electoral division. Registration will remain open until September 16. Already, more […]

Categories: Democracy education, General election, Institutional

23 August 2022

Vox populi: 2022-2023 membership

The student council plays an essential role in the life of a school. Governance by this school body allows youth to have a voice and participate in decisions that affect their school. The program called Vox populi : Ta démocratie à l’école! offers personalized support in setting up and assisting student councils. This joint initiative by […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

30 June 2022

Celebrate getting the right to vote

Obtaining one’s citizenship is an important moment in the life of an immigrant to Québec. Citizenship comes with the right to vote in various elections. This step is worth noting! Every year, thousands of new citizens are added to the permanent list of electors. They will now receive a personalized letter, signed by the Chief […]

Categories: Democracy education

21 June 2022

Voters in Training registration now open!

The Voters in Training program is back for the 2022 provincial elections. The purpose of this program is to introduce young people to how they can exercise their right to vote through a simulated election held in their school or youth organization. In their simulated election, youth vote for candidates running in the electoral division […]

Categories: Democracy education

30 May 2022

Winners of the 2022 Vox Populi Awards

The Assemblée nationale, Élections Québec and the Jean-Charles Bonenfant Foundation announced the winners of the 2022 edition of the Vox Populi awards during a virtual event held May 19. These institutions awarded a total of $9,000 in scholarships to the 12 winning student councils. The Vox Populi Awards recognize student councils that stood out and […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

14 April 2022

Results from the small virtual polling station

During the recent by-election in the Marie-Victorin electoral division, local youngsters were encouraged to cast votes of their own at the small virtual polling station. From March 9 to April 11, the children of Marie-Victorin were able to join their parents in learning about the various steps involved in the voting process: verifying their identity, receiving a […]

Categories: By-election, Democracy education, Provincial

22 November 2021

The voters in training have spoken!

Election simulations In connection with the 2021 municipal general elections, more than 450 schools and organizations registered for the Voters in Training program. As a result, more than 54,000 young people had the opportunity to participate in election simulations. The votes cast by these electors in training have been tallied and the results are now […]

Categories: Democracy education, General election, Municipal

9 August 2021

INM Summer School

The Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) presents its 18th Summer School, which will take place from August 9 to 19. The theme will be: Summer of Possibilities! This year, it will be a digital edition where young people aged 15 to 35 will be able to choose from five citizenship skill development paths, interact with […]

Categories: Democracy education

4 December 2020

The Chief Electoral Officer will participate in the Comment ça marche? workshops to demystify provincial elections

Mr. Pierre Reid, the Chief Electoral Officer, will participate in the Comment ça marche? workshops of the Assemblée nationale du Québec National Assembly next Monday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. He will explain the particularities of provincial elections online on the Assemblée nationale du Québec Facebook page. The workshop will address the role of the Chief Electoral […]

Categories: Democracy education, Provincial

22 September 2020

Now is the time for primary and secondary schools to register for the Vox populi: Ta démocratie à l’école! program

The Vox populi: Ta démocratie à l’école! program is the result of a partnership between Élections Québec, the Assemblée nationale du Québec and the Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant. It supports schools and student council coordinators who want to bring democracy to life in their schools. It offers, free of charge, a personalized support service, voting material, pedagogical […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

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