Introduction to Legislative Process

Recommended for grades 11/12

Program length: 90 minutes

Students will participate in a series of engaging activities and group discussions focused on the legislative process in Ontario. The program will also include a tour of the Legislative Building, and a session in the Legislative Chamber to observe a legislative debate when the House is meeting, or an interactive session when the House is not sitting. To help prepare your students, check-out our Teaching Resources

Topics Covered:

  • Differences between parliament and government
  • Key parliamentary and governmental roles
  • Legislative process
  • Parliamentary process and how to get involved

Interactive Session

The interactive sessions will include an in-depth explanation of how an Ontario bill becomes law, the various types bills and the legislative process. Emphasis will be given to active citizenship and how students can get involved. Try one of our Quizzes with your students.

Availability: 

Monday to Thursday (when the Legislature is sitting*): 11:30 am; 1:00 pm; 2:30 pm
Monday to Friday (when the Legislature is not sitting*): 10:00 am; 11:30 am; 1:00 pm; 2:30 pm.*Consult the Parliamentary Calendar

Advance registration is required. To book an education program for your school group, please submit a Request Form, and someone will get back to you within 1-2 business days. For immediate assistance, call 416-325-0061 or email tourbookings@ola.org
Note: Due to parliamentary events, program may be modified without notice.