There is no better time to become interested in democracy and voting then today. Being curious at a young age builds the foundation for a lifetime of good citizenship. Young voters often look to parents, grandparents, teachers and others for answers to questions around democracy and voting.

Your Voice Matters

Elections Saskatchewan has partnered with the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) to bring the Your Voice Matters (YVM) program to students in Grades 4-8 across Saskatchewan. YVM is a free, curriculum-based education program that highlights historical government foundations, the structure of the political system, electoral management, and the skills needed for meaningful political, civic, and societal participation.

Teachers can book the YVM for their class by contacting the DCC at dief.centre@usask.ca or 306-966-8384.

Your Voice Matters website

News Release: Elections Saskatchewan partners with the Diefenbaker Canada Centre

Student Vote

Student Vote is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with federal, provincial, territorial and municipal elections. Elections Saskatchewan partnered with CIVIX to bring the Student Vote Program to Saskatchewan for the April 2016 provincial election.

Additional Links

For students just turning 18:

Young voters (Elections Canada)

For teachers and elementary or high school students:

children in a classroom

Canada’s Democracy Week

Apathy is Boring

Inspire Democracy

Samara Canada

“Can You Hear Me Now?” (report by Samara Canada)

For parents of young children:

Growing Great Citizens (Elections Nova Scotia)

Citizen Next. Raising Future Voters (Elections Manitoba)