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FCM will be partnering with Elections Canada on Canada’s Democracy Week, an annual event to increase civic engagement among youth. Canada’s Democracy Week is September 16-23, 2013 and this year’s theme is “connect with democracy.”

Part of Canada’s Democracy Week is the National Democracy Challenge, a contest for youth to demonstrate their commitment to democratic engagement. The contest runs from September 16 to November 16, 2013. FCM is sponsoring the main prize, a trip for two to FCM’s 2014 Annual Conference and Trade Show in Niagara Falls.

FCM’s partnership with Elections Canada provides an opportunity to demonstrate your community’s commitment to promoting youth engagement at the local level, and to showcase existing youth engagement strategies.

For ideas on how you can participate in Canada’s Democracy Week and help engage more youth in civic life, visit the FCM and Canada’s Democracy Week page.