Introduction to Parliament

Introduction to Parliament

Onsite education programs are currently suspended. Learn more about virtual program options.

Students will be introduced to Ontario's Parliament and government through participatory activities that relate to key concepts of their curriculum. This introductory program will focus on the roles of Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs), the key parliamentary players, and how a law is created and passed including a mock debate. 

Maximum 105
Group type
Grades 4-6, ESL

(House is sitting)
11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.*

(House not sitting)
10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.


*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 416-325-0061 or
Note: Due to parliamentary events, program dates, times, and activities are subject to change without notice.


This program includes:

  • a tour of the historic Legislative Building
  • a visit to the Legislative Chamber
  • a mock debate, and an exercise to demonstrate the differences between each level of government and how parliament works

For more information and for additional activities check out our Teacher Resources, Games & Quizzes.