Karina Gould
Hon. Karina Gould
Member of Parliament for Burlington
Resources for Teachers
Library of Parliament

The Library of Parliament has a wide range of classroom resources for teachers.

The Library of Parliament’s education portal offers a wide range of classroom resources, including curriculum-specific units, videos, activities, online games and learning resources, and print materials for all ages and grades. For more information on the resources available from the Library of Parliament, visit their education portal.

Your Member of Parliament is always happy to visit local schools to speak with students or meet with local classes when they visit Parliament. For more information please fill out the form below and our office will be happy to assist you.

Your Guide to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms sets out those rights and freedoms that Canadians believe are necessary in a free and democratic society.

The Charter is one part of the Canadian Constitution. The Constitution is a set of laws containing the basic rules about how our country operates. For example, it states the powers of the federal, and provincial and territorial governments in Canada. For more information, please consult the link found here.

Elections Canada Elections Canada provides teachers from all provinces and territories with learning resources, interactive tools, professional development opportunities and student-friendly information about elections in Canada.

We have worked with educators for more than 20 years with an aim to prepare and engage future voters to participate in electoral democracy.

View our brochure

Elections Canada Approach

Our approach To develop our educational resources, Elections Canada worked in collaboration with educators across Canada. We undertook extensive research and consultations to determine and respond to teachers’ needs. What we learned helped us to establish a framework for our materials:

• Pedagogically sound resources that are inquiry based, cross-curricular, and student centered
• Quality content that is non-partisan, accurate, bilingual and accessible to various literacy levels
• Adaptable materials that are available in both digital and print formats, as well as being engaging, short and easy to use

We worked with expert teachers to take those concepts into reality, seeking feedback from educators in every province and territory along the way, through a national advisory committee. Finally, we pilot tested the resources in real classrooms across Canada. We continue to work with educators as we look to expand our program offering in the years to come.

For more information, please consult the link found here

Global Affairs Canada Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)
CMEC is the national voice for education in Canada. It is the mechanism through which ministers consult and act on matters of mutual interest, and the instrument through which they consult and cooperate with national education organizations and the federal government.
Canada's Foreign Policy
We are committed to informing Canadians about Canada's global role and offering them more opportunities to become involved in discussions of international policy. This site features information about Canada's role in the world and other important global issues.
Canada and International Organizations
Canada promotes commonly shared values such as equality and democracy through its participation in many international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth and La Francophonie.
History of Canada's Foreign Policy
Information and documents about the history of Canadian diplomacy and Global Affairs Canada.
Historica Canada

Historica Canada aims to create programs that appeal to all Canadians, although some specifically focus on youth. Their best-known offerings include the Heritage Minutes, a collection of more than 90 dramatized vignettes that recreate events of importance, accomplishment and bravery in our country’s history. The Canadian Encyclopedia, a free online resource, reached more than 12 million unique visitors over the past year. It offers the largest collection of authored, accurate and continuously updated articles focused on Canada and Canadiana. Every year, Encounters brings more than 3,000 students to Ottawa for themed weeks focused on specific study topics. Our other programs include The Memory Project, through which veterans share their experiences online and in classrooms and community groups; and The Citizenship Challenge, in which young Canadians answer the same questions as real-life applicants for citizenship. As well, Historica Canada regularly conducts public opinion polls and solicits feedback on a variety of issues of national interest.

For more information, please consult the link found here

Indigenous peoples and communities

• Through Mala's Eyes
Claire and her Grandfather
The Learning Circle: ages 4 to 7
The Learning Circle: ages 8 to 11
The Learning Circle: ages 12 to 14
The Learning Circle: ages 14 to 16
People and History
Learn About
Game Lesson Plans

Veteran's Affairs Canada The peaceful society we enjoy has been created by the efforts and sacrifices of generations of Canadians who have put their lives on the line in the cause of peace and freedom around the world. Remembering all that they have done during times of war, military conflict and peace helps us to better understand our nation's history and its future.

These resources are provided to help ensure that the torch of Remembrance continues to burn brightly in the hearts of all Canadian

For more information, please consult the link found here

Travelling to Ottawa

What will your students learn today? Let Canada's Capital amaze them!
Ottawa is one of the best places in the country to learn about Canada's history, culture, heritage and democratic values. That's why we are committed to making Canada's Capital accessible to young Canadians through experiential activities and engaging lesson plans. Enrich your students' understanding of Canada's dynamic character! Whether through a field trip or in the classroom, the Capital's national attractions, natural and historic sites, symbols, stories and monuments bring lessons to life.

Take Advantage of these free services!
The resources on this site will help you:
• Plan lessons that meet curriculum objectives in history, social studies and geography
• Plan your class field trip to the Capital
• Get your students excited about their upcoming trip, with Your Visit to Canada's Capital, a curriculum-rich pre-visit resource.

Programs are offered in either French or English. Rich and varied, Capital programs will meet all your curriculum requirements.

For more information, please consult the link found here.


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Burlington, Ontario
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House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
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