Who We Are
The TUXIS Parliament of Alberta is the oldest youth parliament in Alberta, and the longest continuously running youth parliament in Canada. We are a diverse group of youth from all over Alberta who have a passion for debate, politics, and bettering our communities. TUXIS is a spiritual non-denominational youth parliament, and we welcome members of all faiths and belief systems.
Our flagship event is our annual December session, where we spend six fun-filled days debating member-written resolutions inside the Legislative Building. This session is structured to be similar to the sittings of the actual Legislature, and we follow Westminster Parliamentary procedure. However, TUXIS is completely non-partisan and members are free to take whatever side in a debate that they wish to.
We host a condensed session in Calgary during the May long weekend, participate in a special bi-annual session with other western youth parliaments, and also meet throughout the year so that members can practice debating, write resolutions, and get to know one-another. The TUXIS Parliament is completely youth ran, and there are plenty of ways to make an impact.
December 27th, 2020 | Edmonton Journal | "Alberta's youth parliament marks 101st year but COVID-19 alters it to online"
December 31st, 2019 | Edmonton Journal | "A century of debate and desk thumping: Alberta's youth parliament turns 100"
December 28th, 2019 | Global News Edmonton | "Youth Tuxis parliament program takes over Alberta legislature"
December 28th, 2019 | Global News Hour at 6 Edmonton | TUXIS story starts at 3:30
December 9th, 2019 | The Danielle Smith Show on 770 CHQR | No Recording Available
July 16th, 2019 | The Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED | "Youth celebrate 100 years of governing and leading the future"
July 14th, 2019 | Edmonton Journal | "Alberta's oldest youth parliament celebrates 100 years of training leaders"
June 20th, 2019 | YMM Parent Magazine | "TUXIS: A Written Portrait of the 99th Session of Alberta’s Oldest Youth Parliament"
December 29th, 2017 | Edmonton Journal | "Youth parliament takes over Alberta legislature"