Educational Programs & Workshops

​​​​​​​​The Legislative Assembly provides British Columbians with educational programs and workshops to build a greater understanding and appreciation of the work of the Legislative Assembly of BC and parliamentary democracy.

Parliamentary Procedure Workshops

For Provincial Public Servants

The Parliamentary Procedure Workshop is intended to provide B.C. Public Servants with a greater understanding of our Parliamentary system. Presentations provide an overview to the history of Parliament, parliamentary procedure, the legislative and budgetary process in British Columbia, and Cabinet and Treasury Board decision-making.

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B.C. Teachers' Institute on Parliamentary Democracy

Sponsored by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the annual British Columbia Teachers’ Institute on Parliamentary Democracy is an intensive four-day professional development opportunity for teachers of social studies and related subjects in elementary, middle, and secondary school. Participating teachers return to their schools with an enhanced understanding of parliamentary democracy and political process in B.C.

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Parliamentary Tour Program

Guided tours provide a fun and informative introduction to the role of the Legislative Assembly, the history of the Parliament Buildings, and the provincial level of government.

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Speaker in the Schools

The Speaker in the Schools program is offered in two formats: in-person and online. The 45 minute online program introduces students to the work of Speaker of the Legislative Assembly with a Q&A session with the Honourable Raj Chouhan.  Classes receive an invitation to attend and are to send 3 prepared questions in advance and then the session is opened for more questions posed by the students directly to Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker also visits up to three constituencies per year, when his calendar permits.  If interested in learning more, contact

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Little Legislators

Little Legislators is a free school tour program aimed at younger, more kinesthetic learners. Covering the Ministry of Education's Big Ideas for Kindergarten to Grade 3, Little Legislators is perfect for younger learners.

B.C. Legislative Internship Program

The B.C. Legislative Internship Program enables 12 Canadian university graduates to supplement their academic training by observing the daily workings of the Legislature first-hand, and by providing Members of the Legislative Assembly with additional assistance during the parliamentary session. This six-month program includes both ministry and caucus assignments, designed to provide exposure to public policy-making and legislative processes.

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Virtual Classroom for School Groups

​The Virtual Classroom program provide students with an opportunity to learn about the Legislative Assembly in a fun and engaging way from the comfort of their home computers or classroom.​

Special Programs and Events

Find out about all of our great special events and online programs.

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Educational Sessions for Visiting Post-Secondary Classes

The Parliamentary Education Office coordinates educational sessions at the Parliament Buildings ​tailored for post-secondary classes on topics related to the parliamentary process in British Columbia. 

Please contact the Parliamentary Education Office by email at to enquire about this opportunity.

Presentations to Post-Secondary Classes on Campus

In conjunction with the Canadian Study of Parliament Group, the Legislative Assembly may arrange for a special lecture during regular class time, or a seminar to graduate students or undergraduate students at post-secondary institutions in British Columbia with an interest in the work of the Assembly.

Please contact with any questions about this opportunity. To request a presentation or special lecture, please complete and submit the Post-Secondary Speaking Tour Request registration formregistration form.

Tea & Tour at the Parliament Buildings

The Tea & Tour is a morning program where visitors are invited to register for a wholesome morning tea in the Parliamentary Dining Room followed by an interprative tour of the Parliament Buildings with a Parliamentary Player.

If the House is sitting, seats can also be arranged in the public galleries following the tour.