Participation in Committees

A legislative committee is a small working group of MPPs responsible for detailed consideration of any matter that it is authorized to review. In the course of its work, a committee may hold public hearings, where citizens from across Ontario have the opportunity to comment on or provide evidence relating to the matter under review.

The three most common ways in which individuals or organizations can engage in the committee process are by appearing as a committee witness, submitting written material to a committee, or attending committee hearings.

Attending committee hearings

Public hearings are regularly held in the Legislative Building at Queen's Park. Committees may also hold public hearings in locations throughout Ontario. Notices of committee hearings are often published in local newspapers and are posted on this website as soon as they become available.

Committee Hearings at Queen's Park

There is no general public parking available at Queen's Park. There are public parking lots on or nearby Queen's Park Crescent, Wellesley Street and Grosvenor Street. These streets are all within five minutes’ walk of Queen's Park. 

There is wheelchair accessible parking at Queen's Park available to the public. 

Members of the public are required to sign in with security upon arrival. Your name and the committee room where you will be attending must be provided.

Committee Hearings in other locations

Members of the public can also attend committee hearings in locations throughout the province.

For additional information, please contact the Clerk of the Committee.