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Back to School 2018 White Paper: Focus on Democracy!

Back to School 2018 White Paper: Focus on Democracy!

For the 2018 provincial general elections, democracy will be a subject of interest from the very start of the school year. This is your opportunity to experience the Voters in Training election simulation!

Learn, understand, experience and VOTE!

The Voters in Training program gives youth the opportunity to learn about democracy by voting in an election simulation for actual candidates in their riding.

2018 provincial general elections: An essential experience for youth!

This white paper is intended for counsellors and teachers from schools (secondary and elementary cycle 3) and youth organizations. It provides an overview of the Voters in Training program, which will be back in swing for the 2018 provincial general elections. The document presents creative ideas to learn, understand and experience democracy with your young participants, and can be used right from the beginning of the next school year!

You will learn how to:

  • Give a democratic flavour to the new school year
  • Incorporate notions of democracy into your class/group
  • Experience voting through an election simulation
  • Encourage civic engagement