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Every year, the Youth Parliament of Manitoba hosts its overnight Winter Session between December 26–31 at the Manitoba Legislative Building. All youth in Manitoba between the ages of 16–20 are invited to take part in this unique opportunity, where they will have the chance to learn about current affairs and make lifelong friends from across the province.
You can learn more about Winter Session and why you should sign up here. Once you’ve decided you want to sign up, you can register here. If you are a family member, alum, or member of the public who would like to watch our proceedings, you can view the schedule here.
Some of the most influential people in our province – and country – are alumni of YPM. From prominent politicians to Rhodes Scholars, community leaders like Lloyd Axworthy, Bill Blaikie, and Michael Redhead Champagne were all members of YPM in their youth. Come and be a part of our storied history!
COVID-19 and Winter Session
Update: November 8, 2020
Due to the current health situation in Manitoba, YPM has decided to move Winter Session to be a fully online event over Zoom with a maximum capacity of 80 participants. The safety of our members is our top priority, and we are confident that we will be able to create an engaging, unforgettable experience despite the format change.
Our virtual session will model our regular schedule, including ten debate sittings, committees, caucus meetings, Bear Pit, and political luncheons. We have adapted our activities to ensure that members will have meaningful opportunities to explore their ideas, get to know each other, and balance rest and entertainment.
Due to lower costs associated with logistical planning, we are able to discount our usual registration fee of $120 to $30. Registration will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once we reach 80 registrants, we will begin taking a waitlist. We are looking forward to hosting this reimagined event and collectively showing persistence in promoting civic engagement and leadership, regardless of the format.
Thank you for your interest in supporting YPM as we plan for a safe and magical-as-usual 99th Winter Session!