Month: June 2011

We are proud to launch our new and improved website

Thanks to the hard work and help of Paulo Fernandes of PieffeDESIGN, for many years Youth Parliament of Manitoba’s website has been a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, students, and members of the YPM community.  In the recent years, however, YPM’s website had begun to show its age.  We would like to begin by thanking Paulo for his past work on the YPM website.  His expertise has been and continues to be a wonderful resource for the organization.  With the advice and guidance of Paulo and other members of the YPM community, we have successfully transitioned our website to a format that will allow us to provide updates more easily and frequently.

Our hope in launching this new website was to make the most relevant information easy to find.  We hope you find this new website both easier to navigate and more informative.

Another goal for this website was to make it more interactive.  You will notice that along the top of the navigation bar we have links to our Twitter, Facebook and Flickr pages, our LinkedIn Alumni group, our Wikipedia page and the RSS feed for our blog.  We hope to keep our community in the loop through regular updates to this blog, so subscribe to our RSS feed if you use an RSS reader like Google Reader.  We’ll also be posting links to our blog posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  And please leave your comments in the section below!

If you have any ideas on how to improve our website to make it easier to navigate or find information please let us know, we would love to hear your feedback!

YPM Website Renewal

A major update to Youth Parliament of Manitoba’s website is long overdue.  Plans have been in the works for a few years but for a variety of reasons the major changes we wanted to implement had to be put on the shelf.

A few months ago, Youth Parliament of Manitoba launched a blog titled “The Youth Parliamentarian” at this address.  Using WordPress, we were able to easily implement a new, compelling, and interactive way of sharing content on the web for all to see.  With the experience creating the blog fresh in our memory we have decided that now is a perfect time to move forward with a major update to our website.

Over the next weeks and months, we will be transferring content over from our old website (currently at www.ypmanitoba.ca) to this website (blog.ypmanitoba.ca).  You should notice that a number of pages have already been added.  Once the content is completely transferred, we will archive our old website and migrate this website over to our main url (www.ypmanitoba.ca).  The blog will then simply be one of the many page on our website, and a perfect way of staying up-to-date on all YPM-related news.

We look forward to feedback from the YPM community once this transition is completed.