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For Élections Québec, democracy education should start early and be part of every young person’s educational experience. This way, everyone would be aware of the invaluable heritage of living in a democracy and develop the competency needed to become engaged and responsible citizens. Élections Québec implements a range of programs aimed at introducing electors and future electors to the workings of our democracy. Discover these programs in this section!

To learn more about the principles guiding Élections Québec’s actions in the area of democracy education, see the document Learning about and experiencing democracy in schools. This was a brief presented during the public consultations carried out by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur at the start of 2020, with a view to revising the ethics and religious culture study program.

Programs

Vox populi : Ta démocratie à l'école!

This initiative of Élections Québec, the Québec National Assembly and the Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant presents an operating method for the student councils of elementary and secondary schools.

Voters in training

This democracy education program is designed to introduce young people to the experience of voting through their participation in an election simulation (schools and youth organizations component). The small polling station component allows children who accompany their parents to also experience voting.

Voting in Québec

This program enables people to familiarize themselves with the Québec electoral system and with exercising the right to vote.

Special projects

Behind the scenes of an election

Gives secondary students the opportunity to observe the different stages of an election for a day.

It's your turn

Website dedicated to future voters age 17 and a half going on 18. To access the website, each young person receives an individualized password in the mail!