Month: November 2014

Youth Parliament of Manitoba Alumni Scholarship

Youth Parliament of Manitoba is happy to introduce the Youth Parliament of Manitoba Alumni Scholarship. This Scholarship will allow a member to attend session who might not otherwise be able to due to financial constraints. The inaugural installment of this award has been funded by the generous support of three of our esteemed alumni members: Ben Wickstrom (81st-83rd), Sachin Kumar (81st-83rd), and Steven Synyshyn (81st-83rd). The recipient is selected by these contributing alumni in coordination with the Board of Directors through networking with members of the Winnipeg non-profit community to find an interested and engaged youth that could benefit from and enjoy attending a YPM session. The Scholarship covers the registration fee and also includes additional funds for acquiring parliamentary attire and covering the cost of meals and other spending during session.

We are very excited to see the initiative materialize and look forward to welcoming the first recipient to the 93rd Winter Session. It is our hope that this new initiative creates another way for recent and older alumni to stay connected and contribute to YPM efforts. Alumni are encouraged to contact the Board of Directors if they are interested in contributing to this initiative in sessions to come and in so doing help to make Youth Parliament of Manitoba increasingly accessible for all Manitoban youth. Of course, many thanks go to Ben, Sachin, and Steven for initiating and supporting the inauguration of this excellent opportunity.

Interested alumni and other community members are also encouraged to consider our sponsor-a-member donation option which is new this year as well.

Partnership with Parlement Jeunesse Franco-Manitobain!


We are pleased to announce that YPM is officially entering in to a long-term partnership with the Parlement Jeunesse Franco-Manitobain (PJFM). PJFM is YPM’s french-language counterpart, which holds its winter session in February of every year. This coming session is their 31st, and they hold the impressive distinction of being the only francophone youth parliament in Canada that is, like YPM, planned and carried out entirely by young people.

Our partnership is still in its infancy, but we are excited to offer a flat rate of $100 to enroll in YPM for all PJFM participants. These dual participants will also receive a flat rate of $40 to PJFM enrollment.

We hope that this partnership will lead to more young francophones attending our session, and we look forward to many cross-promotion and joint recruitment events in the future. We at YPM are confident that this partnership will be a boon to both organizations, and we thank all involved for their hard work to make it a reality.