Elections Dialogue in Alberta
Apathy is Boring and Elections Alberta have partnered for a four-year project to encourage youth to vote by conducting peer-to-peer outreach, providing young voters with elections information, developing resources with non-profit partners in both Edmonton and Calgary, and rallying the nonprofit sector around youth electoral engagement.
What we did in 2018...
In 2018, we built a creative registration drive and worked alongside community organizations, community initiatives and student councils in universities in Edmonton and Calgary to encourage young Albertans to register to vote. We used this opportunity to educate youth on the importance of using their democratic voice to impact provincial decisions under the belief that the best way to support positive voting behaviour is to meet with youth where they are.
|UNIDERD Dinner||Newcomers Are LIT|
|Stoney Nation Youth Career Fair||NextGen Ignite|
|Alex Community Food Centre||Queer Prom|
|Pathways Community Services Association||Saffron Centre Fun Run|
|Calgary Central Library||Callingwood Farmers Market|
|Rhubarb Festival||The Works Art and Design Festival|
|Canada Day at Fort Calgary||EPL - Enterprise Square|
|Rise and Shine Stampede Breakfast||EPL - Castledowns|
|Inglewood Sunfest||EPL - Strathcona|
|Marda Gras Street Festival||EPL - Millwoods|
|SAIT||University of Alberta|
|Youth Place||Strathcona Farmers Market|
|Calgary Zombie Walk|
|Fall Indigenous Career Fair|
What we did in 2017...
For the first half of this past year, we continued to build on the connections we made last year and to develop new relationships. Through outreach initiatives, we were able to conduct 20 workshops across Alberta in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, and Fort McMurray. In line with our for youth by youth mission, we hired two young Albertans, Andrew Ng and Jonathan Spaner who were trained to conduct workshops in their respective cities, Calgary and Edmonton, and others.