political participation

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 28, 2018
This report was published by Samara Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Over the last 30 years, Canadians have watched with concern as voting rates among younger people have declined, with the result that in the 2011 federal election, the majority of young people opted not to cast a vote. If the number of non-voters increases, the legitimacy of Canada’s democratic process may someday be called into question. Besides, if groups of Canadians are not considered to be interested voters, will political parties and leaders prioritize their views during and outside of elections? The...
August 31, 2016
This report was published by Statistics Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This study provides new information on the political participation of youth aged 15 to 24 years. It examines the likelihood of voting in the next federal election (as reported in 2013) and participation in the previous election, as well as participation in non-electoral political activities, such as signing petitions or participating in demonstrations or public meetings. The study also provides information on the degree of civic engagement of youth, which is often perceived as a key indicator of social...