Examine Canada’s federal elections through interactive maps

October 15, 2019 Angela Alexander

With the federal election around the corner, this is a great opportunity to examine the past elections in Canada through interactive maps. Discover the free resources that are available to use with your students.

On October 21, 2019, a federal election is scheduled in Canada to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament. This election is relevant to all Canadians and can be discussed with your students through the use of interactive maps. Take this opportunity to explore the Esri Canada resources that highlight past elections and other topics in Canadian history.

Canadian Federal Elections 2000-2015

This web app displays the results of the federal elections in Canada, including the 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015 elections. After the October 21st election, there will be an updated web app to include the 2019 results.

2015 Federal Election Map

This web map shows the final results of the 2015 federal election in Canada.

To learn more about Canadian history, explore the following resources:

Canadian History Lessons

Topics include Vimy Ridge, Seven Years’ War, The Red River and North West Rebellions/Resistance, Indigenous Peoples in North America

Story Maps that highlight Canadian history

Canadian Confederation: 1867 to Present

Use this web app to explore Canada's territorial growth since Confederation in 1867.

Turtle Island
This activity is an introduction to Indigenous issues and points of view surrounding land in Canada. It briefly compares traditional Indigenous views of the land with those of the European settlers, and the history of treaties in Canada. It also reviews the populations of the Indigenous People living in Canada as of 2016.

New to ArcGIS Online? Request a free account and find free resources at k12.esri.ca.

About the Author

Angela Alexander

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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