Committees

For Witnesses

Committees regularly invite individuals, experts, groups and organizations, lobbyists, public servants and ministers of the Crown to appear as witnesses.

Anyone interested in participating in a study may submit written testimony (known as a brief) or make a request to appear before a committee by contacting that committee’s clerk. Learn more about contributing to a Senate committee study (PDF).  

Getting to a committee

If you’re attending a committee meeting as a witness, check out this short video that will help you get there.

Videoconferencing: Best practices for witnesses at Senate committee meetings

Have you been invited to appear by videoconference before a Senate committee? Here are a few tips and tricks on how to look and sound your best.

Security screening at the Senate

The short video below will help you prepare for the security screening process at the Senate.

Useful Resources

How to Participate in a Senate Committee study (PDF)
Best practices for videoconferencing (accessible PDF)
List of recommended headsets for videoconferences (PDF)

Best practices for making sure you are heard and understood

List of hotels within walking distance of Parliament Hill

Witness Expense Procedure, Guidelines and Claim Form


More questions?

Contact the Senate Committees Directorate.

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