8:45-3:30 CIVIX (ATA Staff)

speakerImage Biography: CIVIX is a non-partisan, national registered charity dedicated to building the habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians. We provide authentic learning opportunities to help young people practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens, and connect with their democratic institutions. Our signature program, Student Vote, is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with general elections. Participating students learn about government and the electoral process, research the issues and parties, and cast ballots for the candidates running in their school’s electoral division. The Student Vote results are shared publicly and with the media following the closing of the official polls. CIVIX is organizing a Student Vote parallel election for schools that coincides with the upcoming Alberta provincial election. More than 150,000 students are expected to take part from 1,000 schools.