Email this pageLocal Government Week
October 14-20, 2012
Learn About Local Government. Get Your School Involved!
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario invite you to join us in the fifth annual celebration of Local Government Week, October 14-20, 2012.
During Local Government Week schools and municipalities can work together to raise civic awareness among Ontario’s students.
The Ontario curriculum addresses Local Government in Grades 5 and 10. Teacher resources include “A Kid’s Guide to Local Government” for elementary students and “A Primer to Local Government” for secondary students with information, activities and posters for all grades on local government, as well as careers in local government. These resources can be downloaded at www.amcto.com or from Service Ontario at www.publications.serviceontario.ca (publication number: 016076).
Local Government Activities throughout the Year and Resources for All Grade Levels:
Although Local Government Week officially takes place this year from October 14-20, municipalities and schools are encouraged to participate in activities throughout the school year and with all grades. The resources include activities applicable to all grades and subject areas.
How do you Celebrate Local Government?
We want to know how you celebrated local government in your community and schools, either during Local Government Week, or at any time within the school year. Educators and municipalities are encouraged to post and share their activities on-line on our Facebook Wall – Local Government Week-Ontario.
Find out what other communities and schools have done to celebrate Local Government.
- The Town of Port Hope had a Mayor for a Day student essay contest
- The Town of Marathon has two high-school student councillors
- The Township of Wellington North hosted a mock council with Grade 3 students
- The Town of Tecumseh held an essay and poster contest and invited schools to tour Town Hall
- The City of Cambridge invited students to a “Lunch and Learn” on local government
Download the 2012 Poster for your walls – pdf