Our Expertise

With almost five decades of experience in parliamentary strengthening and capacity building, the Parliamentary Centre has developed a wide-ranging expertise in helping legislatures around the world serve their people better.

Our Achievements

“The Canadian Parliamentary Centre is a major player in terms of research and capacity building, with a focus specifically on parliaments. Nevertheless, their work on parliaments is well-contextualized in a sound understanding of wider political and electoral systems. ”

Parliamentary strengthening in developing countries – Final Report for DFID, Alan Hudson, ODI and Claire Wren, One World Trust, February 2007

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What’s New?

February 15, 2017

Workshops on Extractive Industries and the Role of Parliamentarians

The Parliamentary Centre implemented workshops in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago on the role of parliament in the governance of the extractive sector.

October 21, 2016

Colombia: How to build sustainable peace?

After the peace agreement was not ratified by the Colombians during the plebiscite on October 2nd, what’s left for peacebuilding in Colombia? This important and current issue will be discussed with…

October 19, 2016

A new voice for Indonesian women to deepen democracy

The award-winning “Our Voice” pilot project used an innovative SMS polling platform to break down traditional barriers for women’s participation in decision making and bring tangible changes in…

October 4, 2016

Parliamentary Centre contributes to study on defence policy review

On September 21, 2016 – which also happened to be the International Day of Peace - the Parliamentary Centre was honoured to be called as a witness during the meeting of the Standing Senate