Hello and welcome to this episode of the Political Debrief podcast. Today, I am speaking with Ruth Matthew. Ruth is an outreach officer with CIVIX, an organization dedicated to engaging youth in politics. CIVIX is known for their flagship program, Student Vote. However, they also have a ton of other projects like the Student Budget Consultation, a program where young people tell politicians their priorities for the budget. I spoke with Ruth about that program, and some of CIVIX’s other programs.
Here are some links with additional information if you are interested:
- Preparing the next generation of voters: Peterborough’s mock elections with CIVIX Canada (Global News)
- Student Budget Consultation
- Students elect Liberal minority government in national student parallel election (CIVIX Canada)