Civic Voting

Civic Voting in Ontario

These resources help literacy practitioners engage adult learners in civic literacy leading up to the Ontario provincial election on June 2, 2022. Created in partnership with Elections Ontario, our resources include information, links, and activities to help learners understand voting basics, such as different ways to vote, what to expect at the voting location, and the reasons why voting is important.

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Additional resources from Elections Ontario

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Civic Literacy in Canada

  • More civically literate citizens are less likely to be influenced by negative and divisive campaigning. More civically literate citizens are also more tolerant of others and their political views. Greater openness and acceptance of different political views can lead to politics where more voices and opinions are heard. (Investing in Canadians’ civic literacy: An answer to fake news and disinformation, The Samara Centre for Democracy)
  • The Canadian Election Study found that in 2015, only 60% of Canadians could identify their premier, compared to 90% in 1984 (Investing in Canadians’ civic literacy: An answer to fake news and disinformation, The Samara Centre for Democracy)
  • A 2010 study found that nearly 20% of Canadian adults don’t pay attention to the news (Investing in Canadians’ civic literacy: An answer to fake news and disinformation, The Samara Centre for Democracy)

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