Western Canada Youth Parliament
In addition to the parliamentary sessions held exclusively by and for young people in Manitoba, members of YPM also have the unique and extraordinary opportunity to participate in a joint session of all four provinces in Western Canada.
This session is known as the Western Canada Youth Parliament. It features a congregation of members from all four YPs in Western Canada: YPM, Saskatchewan Youth Parliament, Tuxis Parliament of Alberta and British Columbia Youth Parliament.
Youth Parliament of Manitoba designed the above logo when it hosted the 14th Western Canada Youth Parliament. The logo symbolizes the four western provinces that come together every two years for WCYP. It was recommended for adoption for future WCYP sessions in a resolution passed by participants of the 14th WCYP. A vector version of the logo can be downloaded here.
In 1981, YPM (then known as Youth Parliament of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario) organized the first WCYP as a project to commemorate our 60th anniversary. This marked the first occasion where representatives from all four YPs in Western Canada attended (although BCYP did not officially endorse its participation.)
The first Western Canada Youth Parliament in which all four western provincial youth parliaments officially participated was held in the Alberta legislature in 1983.
In 2010, Youth Parliament of Manitoba hosted the 14th Western Canada Youth Parliament at the Manitoba Legislature. You can find photos from this event here.
Western Canada Youth Parliament (By Session)
|1||1983||Alberta||Edmonton||?||David Marriott||Thomas Marr|
|3||1987||British Columbia||Victoria||Emery Barnes||Robert MacDonald||Geoff Glave|
|4||1989||Saskatchewan||Regina||Arnold Tusa||Ken Millard||Scott Quendack|
|6||1993||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Edward Schreyer||David Cantor||Sherri Pierce|
|7||1996||British Columbia||Burnaby||Gordon Downing||Geoff Glave||Jennifer Jay|
|8||1998||Saskatchewan||Regina||Jack Wiebe||Michael Zwaagstra||Tricia Kaminski|
|9||2000||Alberta||Edmonton||David Marriott||Dale Harris||Ali Buckingham|
|10||2002||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Stuart Olmstead||Donna Chanas||Michael Feuerstein|
|11||2004||British Columbia||Vancouver||Val Anderson||Aniz Alani||Swithin D'Souza|
|12||2006||Saskatchewan||Regina||Warren McCall||Matt Leisle||Arielle Zerr|
|13||2008||Alberta||Edmonton||Grant Mitchell||Mat Johnson||Maureen Hasinoff|
|14||2010||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Dr. Allen Mills||Dana Gregoire||Darcy Vermeulen|