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Building Future Voters

Elections Alberta
100, 11510 Kingsway, Edmonton, AB T5G 2Y5
Phone : 780-643-1096


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School year/Age

Grades 6, 9 and 12

Language level

French as a First Language
French immersion

School subject (primary)

Social studies

School subjects (secondary)

Career and Life Management
Knowledge and Employability
Health and Life Skills

Teaching materials

Links with the curriculum

"Building Future Voters " teaching materials contain many educational resources as well as a printed mock election guide. This equipment supports some outcomes of the social studies curriculum for Grades 6, 9, 11 and 12


Available online
Hard copies are also available free at our offices.

Number of participants

Up to 100 participants


Activities that are about 45 minutes




“Building Future Voters” (BFV) is a non-partisan, educational program designed to support the Grade 6, 9, and 12 programs of study in Alberta. As an approved classroom resource, BFV helps students and teachers to engage in learning around democracy and civics, while also creating dialogue about key social values, civic participation, and individual political ideologies.

Building Future Voters (Grade 6) This resource is about citizenship, identity and democratic decision-making within a society. Students are encouraged to consider ways of giving back to their communities.

Building Future Voters (Grade 9) This resource focuses on the dynamic between the legislative and the political process in Canada and their impact on issues relating to citizenship, identity and quality of life. Students explore issues relating to governance and decision-making, including the impact of citizen participation in democratic processes.

Building Future Voters (Grade 12) This resource focuses on citizenship, identity and ideologies. Students examine the ways in which the choice of participation in democratic processes can promote participation at the local, national or global level. They will examine the beliefs, values and attitudes that lead to empowerment in personal responses of citizens on issues. 

Build the Vote! Election simulation guide supports the learning materials by presenting the approach and equipment necessary for holding a mock election in class.

For students, the creation of new digital enhancements, like the new companion website, support learning from anywhere, at any time. Additionally, as a fully reproducible, sourced, and adaptive program, it is a truly robust tool for the classroom. The new resource texts, updated in 2016, have been completely refreshed to reflect important changes within the learning model, with additional improvements made to reflect changes to the legislation. Available in both English and in French, it is well worth a look! Contact to receive your own print copy!