Presented by CIVIX


The Student Budget Consultation provides youth with an opportunity to learn about the government’s revenues and expenditures, discuss important political issues and suggested policies, and offer their insights on the priorities of the upcoming federal budget.

The opinions of students are collected through a survey and the results are shared with the Department of Finance and with all federal political parties.


To prepare for the consultation, you are encouraged to become informed about the budget, explore current national issues and compare differing viewpoints about budget priorities.

Educators receive informative and engaging resources and easy-to use lessons plans, including lesson plans, along with videos and slide decks.


The 2020 Student Budget Consultation survey asks students to answer questions related to assessing priorities for Budget 2020, as well as general attitudes towards major issues, government spending and specific proposals.

The Student Budget Consultation survey can be accessed online here:

Student opinions will be shared with the Department of Finance and with all parties so that they can see what matters to young Canadians.


CIVIX has now engaged high school students in six Student Budget Consultation projects at the federal level. More than 8,000 high school students took part in the 2019 Student Budget Consultation from more than 550 schools throughout the country, representing every province and territory.

A final report on the 2019 Student Budget Consultation was released in advance of Budget 2019, and can be accessed here.

These findings were also shared with all federal political parties so that they could see what mattered to young Canadians in advance of the 2019 federal election.

View the highlights from each past project below:

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Survey Results