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Canada's Democracy Week

Apathy is Boring

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada and Apathy is Boring Invite
Young Canadians to Celebrate "The Art of Democracy"

TORONTO, Monday, September 12, 2011

  • As part of Canada’s Democracy Week (September 12–16), the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, and Ilona Dougherty, Executive Director of Apathy is Boring, will launch “The Art of Democracy” National Youth Challenge aimed at encouraging youth aged 14–30 to celebrate and learn about democracy.
  • A news conference will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto.
  • Attending the news conference will be Amanda Mabro, a Montréal pop songstress, who will also be performing.
  • Prior to the news conference, an Apathy is Boring Civic Participation Workshop with local youth will take place.  These youth will also be present at the news conference.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.  Canada's Democracy Week is an Elections Canada civic education initiative.

Apathy is Boring is a national youth-led charitable organization that uses art and technology to educate youth about democracy.


Elections Canada Media Relations

Apathy is Boring
Émile Thomas
Communications and Events Coordinator