GLOCAL is a grassroots initiative formed by a group of young Canadians that saw challenges in our democratic platforms and decided to help residents in Canada be globally aware and locally engaged. We are alumni of the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, McGill University, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, and Queen’s University. Our goal is to work with and support our fellow Canadians in bringing about a more inclusive, transparent, accessible, and engaging democratic participation with a global understanding.
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 is a digital platform that connects people with our political representatives across all levels of government- from the Prime Minister to your city and town councillors. It is a one-stop for Canadians to navigate our political institutions with ease and support.
This pilot project aims to broaden our understanding of the history and geography of our country from a national lens to a global framework.
This project aims to develop a theoretically informed and empirical understanding of the relationship between public information, political literacy, and civic participation in Canada.