QUEENS PARK, TORONTO: There is only one month left to apply to serve as a Legislative Page with the Ontario Legislative Assembly during the Spring session.
The Legislative Page Program offers the opportunity for students in grade 7 and 8 to be part of Ontario’s legislative process. Pages will learn about provincial governance, meet key parliamentary figures, explore the history of Ontario’s Parliament, and forge lifelong friendships with peers across Ontario. During this once-in-a lifetime civics lesson, they will deliver messages to and from the House, perform helpful duties for MPPs, and have a lot of fun!
“Muskoka-Parry Sound has had some fantastic Legislative Pages in the past, including most recently Kathleen Fleming, a student from Huntsville Public School who served with the Legislature this fall,” says Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norman Miller. The two had the chance to meet and have lunch during one of Kathleen’s days in the House.
Interested Ontario students, with at least a level 4 (80%) academic standing, are eligible to apply through the Legislative Page online application portal. Students must write a 750-word essay answering an application prompt, complete an application form, and submit a consent form that is signed by a parent/guardian, homeroom teacher and principal.
Gloria, an alumnus of the Legislative Page program even said, “I loved being a Legislative Page and if I could I would definitely do it all over again!”
If you are interested in applying to the Legislative Page program, applications are open until November 15th for the Spring Session. For more information or to access the application portal, please visit https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/page-program/ -now. The program is highly competitive, attracting hundreds of students from across Ontario each round. Students will be notified at the end of January if they have been accepted into the program.