Teachers in Eglinton-Lawrence: Apply Now to Spend a Week in Parliament

The next Teachers Institute on Parliamentary Democracy will be held from October 30th to November 4th 2016.  Applications are due by April 15. For more information go to parl.gc.ca/teachers

What is the Teachers Institute?

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

  • develop strategies for teaching about Parliament, democracy, governance and citizenship;
  • learn from political, procedural and pedagogical experts;
  • discuss key issues in citizenship and parliamentary democracy; and,
  • take what you learn back to your classroom.
Program Highlights
  • Meet the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons and other parliamentarians.
  • Observe Question Period, parliamentary debates and committee meetings.
  • Analyze critical issues with political, procedural and pedagogical experts.
  • Receive important resource materials that support teaching about Parliament, governance, democracy and citizenship.
  • Celebrate excellence in teaching about Parliament, governance, democracy and citizenship.

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, 2016; and,
  • are prepared to undertake a follow-up activity to extend the impact of the Teachers Institute.