The Rep Day program consists of inviting Québec MPs and MNA’s working at the federal or provincial level into schools in their ridings so that they can demystify their role and duties. This approach seeks to establish a dialogue between elected representatives and students on political issues while deconstructing the stereotypes that young people may have about politicians and politics.
Rep Day is a nationwide program. Since 2015, federal MPs from all Canadian provinces have taken part in this activity, meeting with more than 10,000 students. These visits allow MPs to connect with future voters, establish dialogue with them on issues that affect them, and to listen to their concerns.
We launched the provincial program following the October 2018 elections. In the 2018-2019 school year, more than half of the Members of the National Assembly participated in the program, and, in total, nearly 4,000 Québec students had the opportunity to meet their provincial or federal representative.
Due to school closings and the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-2020 edition has been greatly affected. But the combined efforts of MPs and teachers have allowed us to move forward with an alternative activity adapted to the circumstances: online visits! We follow the same procedure as before, but the activity takes place virtually, live online, through the platform chosen by the teachers.
If you wish to invite your federal or provincial representative to speak with your students during the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Anne-Sophie Spiranski at:
To help you prepare for the Rep Day visit, you can download our Teaching materials – Rep Day