What is Civic Literacy?

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Civic literacy is the knowledge and skills you need to participate in making change in your community. In Canada, this includes:

  • Voting
  • Knowing how the government works
  • Rights and responsibilities of citizens and elected members of government

When you have strong civic literacy skills, you know how to make your voice heard by all levels of government—before, during and after an election. We want every Canadian to vote, and every person to let the country know their beliefs, needs and wants.

Learn more here and download a copy of A Guide to Voting: A Literacy Practitioner Workbook for Voting in the 2015 Federal Election.

Target Age
12-18
Focus
Engagement , Skill Development