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

Due to COVID-19, the regular day-long workshops are on hold. As an alternative to this program, public servants are invited to register for our online Legislative Learning Sessions. The hour-long sessions provide an introduction to the history of parliament, the parliamentary process, and parliamentary committees.

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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.


Applications for February 2022 session now open! Apply here.


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Parliamentary Tour Program

​​​​​​​​​​The Parliamentary Tour Program strives to provide an enjoyable and informative experience for all visitors, focusing primarily on the role of the Legislative Assembly and MLAs and the history of both the province of British Columbia and of the Parliament Buildings. Our goal is to foster an understanding of legislative process, an awareness of B.C.'s political heritage and an appreciation for the beauty and significance of the Parliament Buildings.


The Parliament Buildings are not open to visitors unless on a free guided tour.

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Online Learning for School Groups

​The new 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.​


Virtual Speaker in the Schools

This 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 up to more questions posed by the students directly to Mr. Speaker.  If interested in learning more, contact PEO@leg.bc.ca.

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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. Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public education programs inside the Parliament Buildings are suspended until further notice.

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.


Applications for 2023 are now open!


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Treasures from the Legislative Library Vault

  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Cost: Free
A close look at fragile, unique, and valuable items stored in the Legislative Library vault. This program is offered over Zoom on select Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Each session has its own special topic. This upcoming session is:

Wednesday, December 15: Politics and Holidays of Charles Dickens

Discover first-edition printings of Dickens' best known works, and learn how his career as a novelist and parliamentary reporter introduced ideas that changed Britain and Canada.

Special Programs and Events

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

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Educational Workshops for Visiting Post-Secondary Classes

The Parliamentary Education Office coordinates educational workshops at the B.C. Parliament Buildings ​tailored for post-secondary classes on topics related to parliamentary process in British Columbia. These one day events include guest speakers from the Legislature on issues related to what the class is studying​.

Please contact the Parliamentary Education Office by email at PEO@leg.bc.ca 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 ClerkComm@leg.bc.ca 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.


Seniors' Tea & Tour

The Seniors' Tea & Tour program is aimed at engaging BC's senior citizens in the role, history, and purpose of the L​eg​i​sla​​​tive Assembly of BC. Participants will have a light breakfast in the Parliamentary Dining Room, followed by a guided tour with one of the Parliamentary Players.​Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public education programs inside the Parliament Buildings are suspended until further notice.


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