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Elections Canada launches new civic education resources

Gatineau, September 19, 2018 – On the occasion of Canada's Democracy Week, Elections Canada has launched a new website and suite of educational resources for secondary classes. Developed with teachers and tested in classrooms across Canada, the resources help teachers deliver diverse and interactive civic education activities connected to history, citizenship, geography, math, and social studies.

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"A vibrant democracy requires informed, active citizens. There is no better time to spur citizens' curiosity and engagement than in their formative secondary years. I am proud to launch Elections Canada's new civic education resources, designed to build the knowledge, understanding, interests, and skills that young people need to participate in our electoral democracy. I encourage teachers to use these free, non-partisan, interactive tools in their classrooms, and help strengthen democracy for generations to come."

Stéphane Perrault, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada

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Learn more: Backgrounder - Elections Canada's new civic education resources for secondary students

Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament.

Information:
Elections Canada Media Relations
1-877-877-9515
elections.ca

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