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At a glance
January 17, 2020

While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 — Senator Rosemary Moodie welcomes more than 400 delegates from across Canada to Ottawa for the Children Healthcare Canada’s 2019 Conference.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — Senators Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Gwen Boniface, Josée Forest-Niesing and Pierre J. Dalphond meet with the Parliamentary Transatlantic Forum in Washington

Thursday, December 12, 2019 — Senators Terry M. Mercer, Ratna Omidvar and Yonah Martin participate in a panel discussion with members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Ottawa chapter to highlight key findings and recommendations from the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector report, Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector.

Monday, December 16, 2019 – Senator Nancy Hartling visits Grade 3 students at Columbia Park Elementary in Revelstoke, B.C. to speak about the role and work of the Senate.

Monday, December 16, 2019 — Senator Renée Dupuis attends the first medal ceremony for the Médaille Premiers Peuples (Premières Nations) du lieutenant-gouverneur du Québec at Quebec’s Parliament building in City. From left to right: The Honourable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, the medal recipient, Ms. Eva Ottawa from the Atikamekw First Nation, and Senator Renée Dupuis.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — Senator Peter M. Boehm meets members of Impact Hub Ottawa and Youth Ottawa at the Youth Action Showcase. The showcase was an opportunity for young students to present their civics projects on key social issues, including climate change and racism.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — Senator Marc Gold speaks to students at the Ottawa Jewish Community School.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 — Senator Pierre J. Dalphond meets Deniz Barkan Umruk, Consul General at the Turkish Consulate General in Montréal, where the two spoke about strengthening relations between Turkey and Canada.