Civic engagement

October 15, 2019
This infographic was created by the Samara Centre for Democracy. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Electing. Delivered in a clear, concise, and non-partisan manner, this explainer series helps you navigate Canada's federal election by busting common myths, answering frequently asked questions, and supporting healthy political conversations. Getting to the Polls provides information on everything you need to know to vote on election day. This is the sixth of seven infographics, released weekly in September and October 2019 in the context of...
October 08, 2019
This infographic was created by the Samara Centre for Democracy. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Electing. Delivered in a clear, concise, and non-partisan manner, this explainer series helps you navigate Canada's federal election by busting common myths, answering frequently asked questions, and supporting healthy political conversations. Getting Involved shares how to join a campaign, volunteer, and make a difference on the issues you care about. This is the fifth of seven infographics, released weekly in September and October 2019 in...
October 01, 2019
This infographic was created by the Samara Centre for Democracy. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Electing. Delivered in a clear, concise, and non-partisan manner, this explainer series helps you navigate Canada's federal election by busting common myths, answering frequently asked questions, and supporting healthy political conversations. Getting into Discussions shares how to keep political conversations constructive, even when we disagree. This is the fourth of seven infographics, released weekly in September and October 2019 in the...
September 25, 2019
This infographic was created by the Samara Centre for Democracy. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Electing. Delivered in a clear, concise, and non-partisan manner, this explainer series helps you navigate Canada's federal election by busting common myths, answering frequently asked questions, and supporting healthy political conversations. Getting Informed shares where to find information about parties, candidates, and election issues, and how to avoid being misled by bad information. This is the third of seven infographics, released...
September 20, 2019
This toolkit was developed by the Democratic Engagement Exchange. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: When you see a headline in the news or a story on social media that makes you angry, sad or brings you tears, what do you do? Do certain stories that touch your heart make you want to spring into action? There are many ways to make the world a better place. Taking action can be as small as offering your neighbour a cup of sugar, or signing a petition, and as big as volunteering for a cause you care about, or going to a rally. What’s important is that everyone has a voice. When those...
September 19, 2019
This infographic was created by the Samara Centre for Democracy. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Electing. Delivered in a clear, concise, and non-partisan manner, this explainer series helps you navigate Canada's federal election by busting common myths, answering frequently asked questions, and supporting healthy political conversations. Getting Oriented offers what to consider when deciding who to vote for. Remember, there’s more than one way to make your decision! This is the second of seven infographics, released weekly in September...
September 19, 2019
This infographic was created by the Samara Centre for Democracy. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Electing. Delivered in a clear, concise, and non-partisan manner, this explainer series helps you navigate Canada's federal election by busting common myths, answering frequently asked questions, and supporting healthy political conversations. Getting Started offers an overview of how Canadian federal elections work (and why we don’t actually elect the prime minister). This is the first of seven infographics, released weekly in September and...
February 18, 2019
This report was published by Studio Y (now MaRS Talent Development). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Studio Y has put together the final report for the Youth Impact Summit, which was held at MaRS in September 2016 with support from the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) and Ontario 150. The Youth Impact Summit report skillfully captures both the opportunities and challenges of youth civic engagement in Ontario. It also highlights innovative ideas for redefining and reinvigorating youth civic engagement. We are encouraged that key stakeholders – such as MCYS and...
October 03, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: What is a school board trustee, and how do they serve students and their communities? Not all civics classes will teach you about school board elections, but students have the most to gain from having a great school board trustee. This short video offers a brief explanation of what a school board trustee is, and what sort of decisions they make.  The content for this factsheet was taken from Hosting a School Board Trustees All Candidates Meeting: A Student's Guide.   
October 02, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.   The content for this factsheet was taken from Hosting a School Board Trustees All Candidates Meeting: A Student's Guide.  Not all civics classes will teach students about school board trustees, but this elected school board member is responsible for decisions that affect the wellbeing and success of the youth and communities they serve. This factsheet was developed by youth for youth, and summarizes the top five things students should know about their school board trustees.