Topic 2 Why does Active Citizenship matter?

Active citizenship means getting involved in the life of your community and nation so that you can help determine the country’s future.

Why does it matter?

  • Nurtures a sense of community spirit and integration
  • Ensures everyone has the means to participate fully in society
  • Fosters respect and social inclusion
  • Supports engagement in democratic life (ie. voting, political processes, etc.)
  • Ensures citizen’s voices are heard