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’re doing in 2018...
In 2018, we will build a creative registration drive and work alongside community organizations, community initiatives and student councils in universities to encourage young eligible voters to register to vote. We want to use this opportunity to educate youth on the importance of using their democratic voice to impact provincial decisions and we strongly believe that the best way to support positive voting behaviour is to meet with youth where they are. Stay tuned for events in a city near you.
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.