Increasing awareness of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) amongst schools, colleges and universities to inspire the next generation

With the Commonwealth’s 52 member countries having a combined population of more than 2.4 billion, of which more than 60% are under 30 years of age, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has launched this key initiative to strengthen its outreach to the Commonwealth’s young people.

The goal of the CPA Roadshow is to increase awareness of the important work done by the CPA in promoting democratic governance across the Commonwealth and to connect Parliamentarians with their young people in schools, colleges and universities to inspire the next generation of ‘Young Leaders’. This is a hugely important endeavour. As the CPA reaches its 106th year it is proud to have initiated and to lead on this project.

The CPA will be encouraging CPA Branches and Regions to host the CPA Roadshow and will be working with international organisations to partner on this initiative.

Click here for CPA Roadshows information for CPA Branches and Regions

Click here for CPA Roadshows information for International and Partner Organisations

CPA Roadshows Toolkit
The CPA has provided resources and information for use at the CPA Roadshows - please click here for the CPA Roadshows Toolkit.

If you are interested in hosting a CPA Roadshow event then please contact the CPA Secretariat for further assistance on

CPA Roadshows - Teachers' Resource Pack on Commonwealth, Parliament and Democracy

NEW - Teachers' Resource Pack available for schools      
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has launched a new Teachers’ Resource Pack on the Commonwealth, Parliament and Democracy in collaboration with the British Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat. The resource is focused on students aged between 7 and 14 and the materials are designed for teachers to help provide factual information and exciting cross-curricular activities for students to learn and think critically about the Commonwealth, parliament and democracy more broadly. This resource will also complement schools resources following a CPA Roadshow for Schools.

The 24 page resource is available to download at the Commonwealth Class website at the following link:

CPA Roadshows are taking place across the Commonwealth

Latest CPA Roadshow event:

Increasing young people’s political participation is highlighted at the first Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Roadshow in CPA Canada Region      

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has brought its youth engagement programme, the CPA Roadshow, to Canada for the first time at an event for university students in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa. The CPA Roadshows highlight the importance of encouraging youth engagement in the political process and the sharing of Commonwealth political values, especially with the 60% of the 2.4 billion population of the Commonwealth who are aged under 30. Please click here for the news story

To read about CPA Roadshows that have taken place please visit the following links: