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Spark interest in voting: We provide the tools!

The importance of voting doesn't apply only to federal politics, once you turn 18. Below, you'll find resources for organizing school elections, research materials for essays or projects, and much more.

Canada at the Polls!

Audience: Grades 5 to 12
Description: Student council election guide

Running a student council election? This kit includes a step-by-step guide and materials for electing a student council. You'll find useful election supplies like tally sheets, a ballot box and more.

A History of the Vote in Canada

Audience: Secondary and post-secondary students
Description: Resource material

Have a project or essay to complete for your Canadian history, civics, law or political science class? This beautiful 150-page, full-colour book brings to life the history of voting in Canada. A History of the Vote in Canada recounts how Canadians acquired the right to vote and how they overcame obstacles in exercising this right.

I Can Vote!

Audience: ESL learners
Description: A user-friendly guide to voting in Canada

I Can Vote! makes the electoral process more accessible to all Canadians. This guide takes the mystery out of voting and shows that voting is all about choosing.

The Electoral System of Canada

Audience: Secondary and post-secondary students
Description: Resource material

Do you need to research how a federal election works in Canada? The Electoral System of Canada explains how Canadian elections are run. It describes key aspects of the federal electoral process and what happens behind the scenes at Elections Canada.

Forum for Young Canadians

Audience: Grades 5 to 12
Description: Student council election guide

Forum for Young Canadians is an educational experience created to teach youth about the ins and outs of how Canada functions in the heart of Canada's Capital. Each one-week session gives 125 students (aged 15–19 years) from across Canada a bilingual, behind-the-scenes introduction to Parliament Hill. Forum for Young Canadians is about delving deeper into Canadian politics and public affairs and seeing what running the country looks like up close.

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