GLOCAL is a grassroots initiative formed by a group of young Canadians who saw challenges in our democratic platforms. Our mission is to empower residents in Canada to be globally aware and locally engaged. We aim to support and work with our fellow Canadians in bringing about a more inclusive, transparent, accessible, and engaging democratic participation with a global understanding.
We are alumni of the University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, McGill University, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, York University, Queen’s University and Harvard University.
We are honoured to become an official partner of The Consortium on Electoral Democracy/Consortium de la démocratie électorale (C-Dem), a consortium of academic, civil society, and government organizations working on strengthening the health of democracy in Canada (https://c-dem.ca/).
GLOCAL stands for:
It is together that we can implement with innovation.
YouCount.ca is a digital platform that connects people with our political representatives across all levels of government, from your city or town councillors to the Prime Minister. It is a one-stop platform for Canadians to navigate our political institutions with ease and support.
Our research department is dedicated to curating quality resources on topics of Canadian interest. With an approach centred around knowledge mobilization, our research output consists of e-toolkits for public perusal, educational posts for social media outreach, and interactive programs for civic engagement. Our research interests include (but are not limited to) Indigenous matters, anti-discrimination policies, and legislative updates.