The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship hosts an international conference on youth political participation

MONTRÉAL, June 9, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship will host a major international conference titled Youth Political Participation: the Diverse Roads to Democracy. The event will take place from June 16 to June 17 at McGill University, with registration and a keynote address taking place on the evening of June 15.

The conference features presentations by world-renowned scholars and roundtables formed by youth organizations, institutional actors and other civil society groups. Guests include: Elections Canada, provincial electoral officers, the Assembly of First Nations, Samara Canada and Apathy is Boring. The conference will tackle questions of particular importance for Canadian youth: voter turnout, diversity, participation in the digital age as well as lowering the voting age to 16.

The event will begin with a keynote address given on June 15th at the Thomson House (3650 McTavish Street). All other presentations and roundtables will take place at La Citadelle (410 Sherbrooke Street West). The complete program is available on the event's website:

All members of the media are welcome. To register as an attendee please fill out this form:


SOURCE Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship

For further information: Alexandre Sheldon, 514-926-9520,


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