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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.

Mandatory: Approved headset to appear by videoconference

Witnesses appearing before a Senate committee by video conference must use one of the approved headsets.

Security screening at the Senate

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

Useful Resources

Best practices for videoconferencing (PDF)

List of approved headsets for videoconferences

How to Participate in a Senate Committee study

Best practices for making sure you are heard and understood

How to submit accessible briefs

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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