TUXIS is the longest continuously running youth Parliament in Canada. It is composed of youth ages 15-21 from all across Alberta. The Parliament is founded upon four major aspects: the intellectual, the spiritual, the physical, and the social. The goal of TUXIS is to foster growth in each aspect. For more information about the organization, please see our About Us page.
Session is held annually from December 26-31. This is the main event. At Session most of your time is spent in the House, debating. We debate current events issues, as well as the bylaws that members of TUXIS follow. This allows everyone to learn about parliamentary procedure, and to practice their public speaking skills. There are also various fun activities, such as root beer chugging and a talent show. At the end of the week, we elect our Executive Council for the upcoming year. For more information, please visit our Session page.
You will participate in interesting and informative discussions with peers on contemporary topics, during both debate and programming. These discussions allow members to learn more about themselves, others, and the world around them. By debating in the House you will hone your public speaking skills and learn about parliamentary traditions. You will also gain a great deal from the programming offered outside of debate. Membership programming provides members with the chance to just have fun and get to know one another. Social Action programming gives you the chance to explore social justice issues in a fun and relaxed setting. Devotional programming is based upon Christian values and helps members to learn about themselves and their spirituality through activities that promote a tolerance for varying interpretations of spirituality.
TUXIS is self-run. The Premier, Deputy Premier, Leader of the Opposition, and Alternate Leader of the Opposition are elected at Session and are responsible for forming the leadership team. See our Front Four and Front Bench pages for more information about this team.
All members coming to TUXIS have to agree by the rules set down in the Code of Ethics. Members agree that they will not use alcohol or drugs at the event, nor participate in sexual activities, in addition to other rules. If a member is found to have broken these rules, they will be sent home at their own expense.
A member of the Executive Committee is certified in basic and emergency first aid, as well as CPR. They are also responsible for keeping the medical information of members, and communicating it to the appropriate medical professionals in a emergencies.
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