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Civic engagement is how students get involved in what’s happening around them. It is the process of making an active civic contribution, which requires awareness and understanding of the issues and perspectives.Civic engagement is how students get involved in what’s happening around them. It is the process of making an active civic contribution, which requires awareness and understanding of the issues and perspectives.School boards are governed by an elected board of trustees. It is the only elected office where students have representation at the decision-making table. This resource aims to support educators and students to enhance civic engagement of students in Ontario’s school boards.Recently, civic engagement in school board elections has been low across the province. Voter turnout is also low, and some trustees are acclaimed. This presents an excellent opportunity for students in the mandatory Civics class where expectations for students include: understanding roles and responsibilities at various levels of governance, explaining their position on civic issues, analyzing ways that citizens can contribute to the common good, assessing ways that people express their perspectives, and planning a course of civic action on a civic issue of personal interest.