Democracy Day - Grades 7 & 8

Recommended for Grades 7 & 8  Program Length: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

Minimum/Maximum number of students per program: 20/65. A minimum of 2 supervisors is required.

In this interactive environment, students will experience first hand the principles of parliamentary democracy. Students will participate in information sessions, workshops, and hands-on activities that will emphasize the importance of civic engagement, and democratic rights and responsibilities. A pizza lunch and snacks throughout the day are provided! Choose from one of two themes:

  1. The importance and impact of voting: this program will focus on electoral systems, rights and responsibilities of voting, political parties and platforms; government vs. parliament and the role of a member of provincial Parliament (MPP), culminating in a mock election to demonstrate the importance and impact of voting. 
  2. The role of media in politics: this program will focus on the evolution of journalism, the influence of the media in politics; fake news, the impact of social media on the political process and elections, and the role of the media at Ontario's Parliament.  

2020 DATES: April 28th, May 13th, May 28th, June 4th.

Advanced registration is required. To request a school program, please submit the Request Form, and someone will get back to you within 1-2 business days. For more information, call 416-325-0061 or email tourbookings@ola.org
Note: Due to parliamentary events, the times and activities of your program may change without notice.