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  • Elections Canada has offered election simulation kits for over 25 years, giving teachers everything they need to run a mock election at any time. Now, the kit has been redesigned to increase role-play, enable better pedagogy, and make it easier for ...

  • How does youth voting compare to that of other age groups? That’s the inquiry question students explore in Elections by the Numbers, an educational resource for secondary students. This learning resource has recently been updated to include voter ...

  • Elections Canada now has teacher support videos to go with its free educational resources! 


    As educators, your time is precious and these videos were designed to make your life easier. Discover resources that link to your curriculum, learn tips on ...

  • Elections Canada has developed blended learning adaptations of our secondary-level educational resources. While the learning outcomes are the same, these adaptations present ways to combine both online and in-person teaching strategies.


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  • A new school year is a great opportunity to plan new ways for your students to think critically about elections and democracy. We’re reshaping our service offer to better meet your needs and those of your students in this new education environment ...

  • Young student studying from home with Elections Canada’s 100th anniversary Web content open on a laptop.

    Elections Canada is celebrating its 100th anniversary with new educational Web content about the agency’s history and role in Canadian democracy. 


    The 100th anniversary Web page uses historical images, videos and text to explore nine different ...

  • Elections Canada’s educational resources can bring elections and democracy to life in hundreds of courses—and, now, it’s even easier to find the perfect fit for a specific curriculum. The new Curriculum Connections tool lets teachers search by course ...

  • Our civic education resources, designed for collaborative learning, are full of rich content that can be adapted to a distance learning environment.  


     


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    Civic Action: Then and Now


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    This activity asks students to examine different ...

  •  During this COVID-19 pandemic – when governments are providing essential information, services and financial support to so many people and organizations – we are especially aware of the key role governments play in our lives. The people who are ...

  • Digital Skills for Democracy - Assessing online information to make civic choices

    Elections Canada, in collaboration with MediaSmarts, has launched a new educational resource for secondary schools. 


    Digital Skills for Democracy is an offline activity that engages students in rich discussions about the role of online information ...