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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 ...

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