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Teachers institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy

Teachers institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy

November 5 – November 10, 2017

REMINDER: 15 April is the deadline for applications for the next Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy

We wish to remind you that the Library of Parliament is currently accepting applications for the 21st edition of the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy to be held from 5 to 10 November 2017.  Educators are encouraged to visit www.parl.gc.ca/teachers for program information and to apply online. This year’s application deadline is April 15, 2017. For any questions relating to the Teachers Institute, please contact the Library of Parliament Information Service at 613-992-4793 or toll free at 1-866-599-4999.

What is the Teachers Institute?

The Teachers Institute is an intensive professional development opportunity where you will…

  • learn from political, procedural and pedagogical experts;
  • discuss key issues in citizenship and parliamentary democracy
  • develop strategies for teaching Parliament, democracy, governance and citizenship; and
  • take what you learn back to your classroom.

Program Highlights

  • Meet parliamentarians, including the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons.
  • Hear from parliamentary experts, senior parliamentary officials, journalists and lobbyists.
  • Receive important resource materials that support teaching about Parliament, governance, democracy and citizenship.
  • See Parliament in action.


We invite applications from all new or experienced teachers who…

  • have not previously participated in the Teachers Institute;
  • currently teach or work in the field of education in Canada (kindergarten to Grade 12, or kindergarten to CEGEP in Québec);
  • currently teach or expect to be teaching in a subject area related to citizenship, civics and/or social studies, or work with teachers in those subject areas;
  • plan to continue working in the field of education in the province or territory from which you apply until at least June 30, 2018; and,
  • are prepared to undertake a follow-up activity to extend the impact of the Teachers Institute.

Program Fees

If you are selected for the program, there is a $500 registration fee.

Note: The Parliament of Canada covers most travel costs, accommodation, and most meals during the program. Participants should expect to pay for 3-4 dinners over the course of the week. Substitute teaching costs are not covered.

Bursary Opportunity

The Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) offers $500 bursaries to help cover the cost of substitute coverage for participants who, otherwise, would not be able to attend.

For information about the CAFP, visit www.exparl.ca.