13th CPA Canadian Parliamentary Seminar


On an annual basis, the Canadian Branch co-hosts with the CPA Secretariat the Canadian Parliamentary Seminar. The positive feedback received from participants in the previous Seminars has been very encouraging and we are delighted to announce that the CPA Canada Branch will be hosting the 13th Canadian Parliamentary Seminar. The dates for the Seminar are May 29 to June 4, 2016. Twenty-four places are available to CPA members, and your Branch may wish to apply for places. Based on the success of previous seminars, the CPA Canada Branch has agreed that the theme for these Seminars will be: Strengthening Democracy and the Role of Parliamentarians: Challenges and Solutions. The allocation of the spaces available for the Seminar is based on representation from each of the regions with attention being given to achieving gender balance. The Seminar is designed to meet the needs of newly elected members and/or backbench parliamentarians. It is not suitable for Speakers or Chair occupants.

The Seminar is offered by the Canadian Branch and is funded jointly by the Canadian Branch and the CPA Secretariat. The Canadian Branch and the CPA Executive Committee see the Seminar as an excellent complement to the existing professional development programmes for parliamentarians and as a tool for sharing best practices throughout the Commonwealth. 

For further information please contact the CPA Canada Branch at cpa@parl.gc.ca.