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July 26, 2021

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


Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – Senator Ratna Omidvar speaks about her Bill S-222, The Effective and Accountable Charities Act, as the keynote speaker at Mercy Ships Canada’s annual general meeting.Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – Senator Ratna Omidvar speaks about her Bill S-222, The Effective and Accountable Charities Act, as the keynote speaker at Mercy Ships Canada’s annual general meeting.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 – Senator Ratna Omidvar, speaks with Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada National President and CEO Matthew Chater about the challenges and opportunities related to the charitable sector.Thursday, June 24, 2021 – Senator Ratna Omidvar, speaks with Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada National President and CEO Matthew Chater about the challenges and opportunities related to the charitable sector.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne participates with Brian Myles (Le Devoir), Theresa Chorbacher (UNESCO) and Kharoll-Ann Souffrant (columnist and doctoral student in social work at the University of Ottawa) in a round table with the Parcours médias de l'École d'été de l'Institut du Nouveau Monde in collaboration with Le Devoir, recorded at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne participates with Brian Myles (Le Devoir), Theresa Chorbacher (UNESCO) and Kharoll-Ann Souffrant (columnist and doctoral student in social work at the University of Ottawa) in a round table with the Parcours médias de l'École d'été de l'Institut du Nouveau Monde in collaboration with Le Devoir, recorded at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons speaks to the Edmonton Riverview Rotary Club about her work in the Senate and the role of Canada’s Upper Chamber.Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons speaks to the Edmonton Riverview Rotary Club about her work in the Senate and the role of Canada’s Upper Chamber.

Monday, July 19, 2021 – Senator Robert Black meets Elisabeth Burrow and Mitja Kosir at Jewels Under the Kilt in Wellington County, where he learned about tree nut farming and processing.Monday, July 19, 2021 – Senator Robert Black meets Elisabeth Burrow and Mitja Kosir at Jewels Under the Kilt in Wellington County, where he learned about tree nut farming and processing.

Monday, July 19, 2021 – Senator Robert Black tours Wellington County’s Heartwood Cidery to learn more about their regenerative agriculture initiatives, business and marketing model, and product mix.
Monday, July 19, 2021 – Senator Robert Black tours Wellington County’s Heartwood Cidery to learn more about their regenerative agriculture initiatives, business and marketing model, and product mix.