Democracy Day: September 15
Last year, Fair Vote Canada launched Canada’s first Democracy Day – an annual occasion to celebrate and reflect upon Canadian democracy. It was created around the UN’s International Day of Democracy. Building on that success, this year partner organizations have joined us to host an entire week dedicated to our democracy!
For the first time, Democracy Week (September 16-23) will be celebrated from coast to coast though music, public forums, festivals, debates, children’s activities, and more! The ways to participate are as diverse as our democracy itself, but all events will engage Canadians in their democracy like never before.
It is often said that the health of any nation’s democracy depends on the engagement of its citizens. Both individuals and organizations can engage Canadians in their most important institution during this year’s Democracy Week by:
1. Holding events focused on democracy in Canada;
2. Inviting organization members, allies, or networks to participate in events going on in their city or region (and if there aren’t any yet, get them to start one!);
3. Speaking to the media or community leaders about the importance of democracy in Canada;
Consult the Calendar of Events page to find an event in your community, or to add your own activity.
Remember: Democracy isn’t a spectator sport – it depends on you!
About Fair Vote Canada
Fair Vote Canada is the nation’s multipartisan citizens’ campaign dedicated to voter education and democratic reform. A national non-profit, Fair Vote Canada was founded in 2001 with an Advisory Board of distinguished Canadians from all points on the political spectrum. Find out more at www.fairvote.ca
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Canadian Democracy Day & Democracy Week were launched in 2011 by Fair Vote Canada, Canada's national grassroots citizens movement for democracy. For more information, visit www.fairvote.ca