Elections Canada's civic education lesson plans and resources can help you teach about democracy, elections, voting, government and citizenship in the classroom.
Educators play an important role in engaging students on the electoral process. In fact, children who learn about government and politics are more likely to vote when they are old enough. Voting is habit-forming, so those students are also likely to be lifelong voters!
Our election simulation kits–Choosing Our Mascot and Canada at the Polls!–can help you prepare future engaged citizens through hands-on, authentic activities.
Elections Canada's resources:
- are free, and easy to order online
- can be delivered directly to your school
- encourage students to develop a sense of civic duty
- connect students to the world and issues that surround them
These resources can also be used in homeschool classes, youth groups, after-school programs and more.
This page provides links to background information, facts and figures, research and more to better understand the electoral process and help students find information for their next social studies assignment.
Browse a list of organizations that promote awareness and understanding of Canada's electoral process, civic engagement and active citizenship.