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 partners 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 [email protected] or 306-966-8384.

Your Voice Matters website

News Release: Elections Saskatchewan partners with the Diefenbaker Canada Centre

Additional Links

For students just turning 18:

Young voters (Elections Canada)

For teachers and elementary or high school students:

Samara Canada’s What to Expect When You’re Electing

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

Canada’s Democracy Week

Apathy is Boring

Elections Canada’s Inspire Democracy