Civics Program

Civics Program

Students will participate in a series of engaging activities that relate to active and informed citizenship. This program includes a visit to the Legislative Chamber, a tour of the Legislative Building, and a participatory activity designed to support the civics curriculum (see options below). When the House is in session, students will also have an opportunity to observe a legislative debate from the public gallery.

Max. 35 + 5 adults
Group type
Grade 10, ESL

10 a.m.; 1 p.m. EDT

*Consult the  Parliamentary Calendar 


90 minutes

Advanced registration required.
Visitors (16 years of age +) must show a piece of government-issued photo identification to enter.
Questions? Contact us at 416-325-0061 or email 
Note: Due to parliamentary events, program times and activities are subject to change without notice.


Topics covered:

  • The role of a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), with reference to the political processes, and the electoral process
  • The roles of the key figures in Ontario's Legislature and government 
  • The difference between government and parliament
  • The rights and responsibilities of an active citizen in a democratic society

Participatory activity - Choose one of the options below. 

Program Options

Option A
Legislative Process

Students will participate in an interactive group session focused on the legislative process in Ontario. They will learn about the types of bills, how a bill becomes a law and how the public can participate in the legislative process in Ontario. 

Option B

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a mock provincial election that will demonstrate the importance and the impact of voting, and the effect of the youth vote.   

Option C

Students will participate in an interactive Q & A session with an MPP and/or staff member of the Legislative Assembly who will share information about their job and career path. They will also learn about possible career options at the Legislative Assembly, in politics or the public service.

Note: We require 2 weeks advance notice in order to book this option.