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  • In a classroom, a group of students work together on a learning activity. Case study cards and a timeline board are placed on the table.

    Voting Rights through Time, one of our most popular resources for secondary classrooms, has just gone through a big revision. The updated kit is now available both online and to order. It includes one brand new case study on Inuit and the right to ...

  • A teacher points at a large map of Canada.

    Starting this year, Canada’s federal electoral districts are being reviewed through the process called redistribution. This happens every 10 years, following the national census, and is a great opportunity to bring real-life geographical processes ...

  • In a classroom, students write at their desks. A teacher and a student look at an assignment together.

    Preparing young citizens to participate in elections can start with engaging classroom discussions, but teachers can help prepare students in practical ways too. Canadian citizens who are between 14 and 17 years old can be added to the Register of ...

  • Four students are seated at table. They each have a card in hand. An activity board is placed on the table.

    Curricula across Canada are vast and are different in every province and territory. That’s why Elections Canada has designed its educational resources to be cross-curricular. Our lessons have links to many subjects that go well beyond Civics and ...

  • Screenshot of the animated video. Charlie the Raven stands behind a podium. A campaign poster is displayed in the background. The following words are written in a text bubble: "and I think I would make a great mascot for your group."

    Elections Canada launched Choosing our Mascot almost 25 years ago. This popular and well-loved resource aims to introduce students from kindergarten to grade 3 to the basic principles of a real election. A lot has changed in the classroom since that ...

  • Photo of a student's hand holding a pencil, writing on worksheets featuring a Venn diagram and a map

    Finding age-appropriate resources for language learners can be difficult. To meet that need, we offer literacy support throughout our resources, from relevant pedagogy to language learner versions.


    In our resources, you’ll find strategies that ...

  • Every classroom has different needs. In some, you might want to engage your students further in higher-level thinking. For that, Elections Canada’s learning resources offer optional enhancement activities that you can use to deepen your students’ ...

  • The federal election is taking place early in the school year (Monday, September 20). But that doesn’t mean you can’t put Student Vote Canada in your back-to-school lesson plan and take advantage of this learning opportunity.


    Here are some ways to ...

  • In a polling station, two poll workers are seated at a table with election materials.

    Jordan Henderson and 16-year-old Tyler Bruyere, working in the 2019 federal election in Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba.


    The goal of civic education is to prepare young people to participate in electoral democracy. Elections Canada offers a ...

  • Students voting in mock election.

    Looking for a great way to engage students in the federal election? Register your school or class for Student Vote Canada. Join students from all 338 ridings in this unique learning experience, which is only available during election time.


    Since ...