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Resources for the Ontario Provincial Election

As the October 6, 2011 Ontario Provincial Election draws near, a number of your senior students may be discussing who they should vote for.

Here are a few resources you may wish to share.


1. Find your electoral district and candidates for your riding. From Elections Ontario.
http://fyed.elections.on.ca/fyed/en/form_page_en.jsp


2.Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by political scientists. Answer a short series of questions to discover how you fit in the Ontario political landscape. From CBC television,radio and web.
http://votecompass.cbc.ca/en


3. Elections Ontario is on a mission to make voting easy, and that means putting the needs of the elector first. For the October 6, 2011 general election, Ontario electors will have an unprecedented number of days and ways in which they may choose to exercise their democratic right to vote.
http://wemakevotingeasy.ca/en/home.aspx


4. Elections Ontario Facebook Page.
http://www.facebook.com/ElectionsON


5. Elections Ontario Twitter Feed.
http://www.twitter.com/ElectionsON


6. Elections Ontario YouTube Channel.
http://www.youtube.com/ElectionsON


7. Elections Ontario RSS Feed.
http://wemakevotingeasy.ca/en/rss.xml


8. A Guide to Voting in Ontario's Provincial Election. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
http://www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?faq_id=4000561


9. Registered Political Parties in Ontario
http://www.elections.on.ca/en-CA/CandidatesAndParties/PoliticalParties/


10. Ontario Election News- Google Feed.
http://goo.gl/eQdv0

Student Participation and Education

Student Vote
Student Vote believes that one of the best ways to approach this challenge is to reach young Canadians early in life and give them an opportunity to cultivate the habits of informed and engaged citizenship. Young Canadians should graduate high school with the interest, knowledge and skills necessary for effective citizenship. They must know why to vote, how to vote, and most importantly have a strong enough faith and commitment in their democracy that no matter happens, they don't give up on it.
http://election.studentvote.ca/


Student Vote Educational Resources
The following resource library has been developed by StudentVote in relation to the 2011 Ontario Election Secondary Resource. Lesson plans include units on Governance, Canada's Democracy, Government Structure and Responsibilities, Political Parties, Local Candidates and Issues, The Student Vote, The Voting Process, Post-Election Analysis and Assessment Opportunities http://studentvote.ca/2011resources/


Video: How to Organize a Student Vote Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQQdCRVBdg


Video: How to Count the Ballots for StudentVote
. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99UVmsDi280


Student Vote Twitter Feed
http://www.twitter.com/studentvote


Student Vote on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/studentvote