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.
Monday, November 29, 2021 – Senator Stan Kutcher (third from right) discusses mental health at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia, with representatives from the university, including President David Dingwall (right), and Brian Comer (third from left), the minister responsible for Nova Scotia’s Office of Addictions and Mental Health.
Monday, November 29, 2021 – Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard virtually visits students in Grades 4 and 5 at Bala Avenue Community School in York, Ontario. She participated in their monthly book club and commented on topics addressed in R is for Reparations by the Global Afrikan Congress – Nova Scotia Chapter.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – Senator Victor Oh delivers a drive-through breakfast during the Streetsville Christmas Breakfast in Streetsville, Ontario. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to provide meals for those in need in Mississauga, Ontario.
Sunday, December 5, 2021 – Senator Raymonde Gagné plays the role of lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan and delivers a Speech from the Throne during the opening ceremonies of the 26th edition of the Parlement jeunesse fransaskois in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Sunday, December 5, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons participates at the Shine a Light event hosted by the Jewish Federation of Edmonton at the city’s Westridge Community League Hall. Participants were asked to express how they felt about anti-Semitism on tiles that will later be part of a mosaic art piece displayed at Edmonton City Hall.
Monday, December 6, 2021 – Ontario Senator Robert Black participates in a virtual question-and-answer session during a snow day with students from A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville, a community of Ottawa, Ontario. The students learned about a typical day in a senator’s life and asked Senator Black questions about his work in the Red Chamber.
Thursday, December 9, 2021 – Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard speaks to students at Hillcrest High School in Ottawa, Ontario. The senator discussed her path to the Upper Chamber, her career as a social worker, and anti-Black racism.
Thursday, December 9, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons speaks with students at Riverview Middle School in Devon, Alberta. The senator gave a speech about integrity and took questions from students.