Our Programs

The programs developed by CIVIX-Québec address a wide range of topics and basic political concepts and meet the curriculum requirements of various courses at the elementary and secondary levels. The proposed activities cover four main themes: elections, government budgets, elected representatives and media literacy. Teaching resources are offered at no cost to educators in Québec.

CIVIX-Québec develops educational resources and provides real life learning opportunities for students under the age of 18. The resources offered by CIVIX were developed in collaboration with teachers. Rather than using textbooks and abstract theories, students learn about real issues through concrete experiences.

Our programs can be used in different courses such as History, Geography, English, French and Social Studies. They also touch on several cross-disciplinary skills such as critical thinking, research skills, media and digital literacy.

Rep Day

The Rep Day program consists of inviting Québec MPs and MNA’s working at the federal or provincial level into schools in their ridings so that they can demystify their role and duties. This approach seeks to establish a dialogue between elected representatives and students on political issues while deconstructing the stereotypes that young people may […]

News Literacy

News Literacy is a free program that helps teachers educate their students on issues related to media and digital literacy. The resources designed by CIVIX are intended to help students become familiar with the basic principles of digital literacy. The aim is to encourage students to ask the right questions when they are surfing the […]

Quebec Student Budget Consultation

Every year, government budgets are intensely debated. Understanding the different issues that are at stake and the cause of these debates helps us better understand the direction the government is taking. The Québec Student Budget Consultation allows students to better understand these issues and take an informed position.

Democracy Bootcamp

CIVIX’s Democracy Bootcamps are professional development conferences that aim to give elementary and high school teachers the necessary tools to talk about democracy in their classrooms. Bootcamps were successfully organized in Quebec in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. These conferences are the perfect opportunity for teachers from all over Quebec to exchange on the best […]

Student Vote

The Student Vote program started in 2003. Thanks to this parallel election program, students from across the country have the opportunity to learn more about the electoral process and to vote for the official candidates of their choice during electoral simulations. In Québec, during the 2019 federal elections, more than 100,000 students participated in the program.

Pollenize

Pollenize was created in the lead up to the 2018 Québec provincial election and is the result of a lengthy research process undertaken to provide an accessible understanding of political positions. CIVIX-Québec is proud to have worked with different partners on this project to launch a unique tool that allows users to compare the commitments […]

Vote Compass Youth Edition

For years, Québec teachers have asked for a student-friendly resource to help students explore political issues and perspectives. This is why CIVIX-Québec partnered with Vox Pop Labs to develop a youth edition of their popular Vote Compass tool for Québec students. The Vote Compass Youth Edition is an interactive tool, offered during and between elections, […]