Taylor Gunn

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2011


This profile was prepared when Taylor Gunn was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Taylor Gunn is augmenting and ingraining civic participation very early into the lives of youth in Canada and making it normal for them to learn about democracy as a step to becoming participating citizens. Taylor is doing so through national programs, such as parallel elections, linking education to real-life civic issues, and is embedding these values into the fabric of the school system, families, and society. He is creating the opportunity for young students to obtain the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills to become and stay participatory citizens in the democratic process.
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Student Vote has since joined with Operation Dialogue to form CIVIX, with the aim of spreading political literacy to all Canadian youth.

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