Law Program

recommended for grades 11/12

Program length: 90 minutes

Students will participate in a series of engaging activities that relate to key concepts of the law curriculum. This program includes a visit to the Legislative Chamber, a tour of the historic Legislative Building, and a participatory activity designed to support related components of the curriculum. Please note, when the House is in session, students will observe a legislative debate from the public galleries. 

Topics covered:

  • Democracy, origins of Parliament, Parliamentary Privilege
  • Branches of Government (Executive, Legislative & Judicial)  
  • Parliament vs. Government 
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Interactive Session

Students will review the significance of various legal documents, such as Orders in Council, Votes and Proceedings, Petitions, and Bills and their role in the legislative process. This program is designed to enhance concepts studied in the classroom and teachers are encouraged to review the legislative process with students prior to their visit. Consult our Teaching Resources.

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 complete a Request Form, and someone will contact you within 1-2 business days. For more information, call 416-325-0061 or email tourbookings@ola.org. Note: Program times and activities are subject to change without notice, in the event of parliamentary activities.