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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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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 PEO@leg.bc.ca to enquire about this opportunity.

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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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 registration form.

Treasures from the Legislative Library Vault

A close look at fragile, unique, and valuable items stored in the Legislative Library vault.  Session are offered in a hybrid format, so you may join this program in-person at the Parliament Buildings, or over Zoom. Each session has its own special topic.

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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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