Resources

Elementary Resources: 

CIVIX has developed two lesson plans to help prepare elementary-level students for a meeting with their Member of Parliament.

The first lesson reviews the levels of government in Canada and how Members of Parliament are elected.

The second lesson explores the role of elected representatives and their school’s riding. Students discuss issues that matter to them and questions they want to ask their MP.

Please use or adapt as you see fit. 

If you have any feedback or questions, please contact our team at [email protected].


Lesson 1: Government and Elections

  • Lesson 1: Government and Elections [PDF]
  • Slide Deck 1A: Who am I? What am I? [PowerPoint]
  • Video: “Levels of Government” [YouTube]
  • Slide Deck 1B: Governments in Canada [PowerPoint]
  • Video: “Federal Elections” [YouTube]
  • Slide Deck 1C: Federal Elections [PowerPoint]

Lesson 2: Preparing for the Meeting

  • Lesson 2: Preparing for the Meeting [PDF]
  • Video: Elected Representatives [YouTube]
  • Exit Card 3-2-1 [PDF] [Word]
  • Framework for Planning your Virtual Rep Day [PDF]

Secondary Resources: 

CIVIX has developed two lesson plans to help prepare secondary-level students for a meeting with their Member of Parliament.

The first lesson reviews levels of government in Canada, the division of responsibilities and how Members of Parliament are elected.

The second lesson explores the role of elected representatives, current issues and the post-pandemic recovery. Then, students discuss questions they want to ask their MP.

Please use or adapt as you see fit.

If you have any feedback or questions, please contact our team at [email protected].


Lesson 1: Government and Elections

  • Lesson 1: Government and Elections [PDF]
  • Activity 1.1: Levels of Government Graphic Organizer [PDF] [Word]
  • Handout 1.2: Government Responsibilities [PDF]
  • Slide Deck 1A: Governments in Canada [PowerPoint]
  • Video: “Federal Elections” [YouTube]
  • Slide Deck 1B: Federal Elections [PowerPoint]

Lesson 2: Preparing for the Meeting

  • Lesson 2: Preparing for the Meeting [PDF]
  • Video: Elected Representatives [YouTube]
  • Videos: Key Issues [YouTube]
  • Framework for Planning your Virtual Rep Day [PDF]
  • Exit Card 3-2-1 [PDF] [Word]

International Women’s Day resources: 

International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place this year on March 8, 2021. IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. 

CIVIX has organized tools and resources to kickstart a conversation with your students around challenging gender bias and inequity in Canadian government.

This backgrounder can be adapted to help prepare for an upcoming Rep Day meeting, or can be used as a standalone resource.