Governance

As with any organization, Youth Parliament of Manitoba has defined regulations and governing structures to ensure consistency from year to year.

Governing Documents

The governing documents of YPM Inc. include the following:

  • Articles of Incorporation (and associated documents)
  • Bylaws
  • Standing Orders
  • Code of Conduct (adhered to by all members at official events)
  • Western Canada Youth Parliament Act

The official versions of these documents can be downloaded below:

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2018 Bylaws320.2 KiB16
2018 Code of Conduct101.1 KiB16
2018 Standing Orders710.9 KiB13
Articles of Incorporation (1983)62.7 KiB1050
Articles of Revival (1988)29.4 KiB608
Proxy Form97.0 KiB435
Resolution to Approve Name146.7 KiB677
Resolution to Approve Name - Transcript411.8 KiB24
WCYP Act25.4 KiB1155

To suggest a change or for further information about the governing documents, please contact the House Leader.

Committees

Standing Orders and Bylaws Organizational Committee (SOBLOC)

The Standing Orders and By-Laws Organizational Committee is a standing committee struck each year in January at the final meeting of the cabinet. This committee is colloquially known by its acronymic name: SOBLOC.

SOBLOC’s terms of reference direct it to review YPM’s governing documents and propose amendments thereto. They report their recommendations for amendments at the AGM.

The committee’s membership is comprised of the following:

  • The House Leader (Chair)
  • The Speaker
  • Members chosen by and from the Cabinet

Caucuses

The Rural Caucus

The collection of members who reside or hold permanent residence outside the political boundaries of the city of Winnipeg form the Rural Caucus. This typically represents around 50% of our membership, including many cabinet ministers.

The Rural Caucus offers a chance for members to join together and discuss issues they have in common with each other. Their activities also include fundraising, carpooling and assisting in planning events throughout the province of Manitoba.

Rural Caucus Constitution

Events

Annual General Meeting

YPM holds its Annual General Meeting each year during the spring. All members are invited to attend and participate as voting members of the organization.

All members are given the chance to discuss and amend the organization’s governing documents, ratify the budget for the fiscal year and hear the Premier’s State of the Corporation address.

Documents from past AGMs are available below for download.

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2006 AGM Agenda269.0 KiB1154
2006 AGM Minutes132.0 KiB1378
2006 AGM SOTC214.5 KiB998
2006 Fiscal Budget24.0 KiB580
2006 Order in Council174.5 KiB857
2006 Survey Results225.5 KiB633
2007 AGM Agenda32.0 KiB576
2007 Bylaws238.5 KiB926
2007 Fiscal Budget44.5 KiB574
2007 SOBLOC Report57.0 KiB631
2007 SPC Report107.0 KiB723
2007 SPC Vision Statement56.5 KiB569
2007 Standing Orders100.0 KiB613
2007 State of the Corporation186.5 KiB702
2007 WCYP Act31.0 KiB922
2007 Year in Review67.5 KiB626
2008 AGM Minutes126.5 KiB1251
2008 Fiscal Budget26.0 KiB609
2008 State of Corporation95.5 KiB633
2012 AGM Motions12.4 KiB609
2012 SOBLOC Report15.4 KiB772
2013 AGM Package112.2 KiB58
2014 AGM Package2.3 MiB73
2014 AGM Prep Package181.3 KiB72
2015 Post-AGM Package421.1 KiB71
2015 Pre-AGM Package173.2 KiB58

Election Meeting

YPM holds its Election Meeting on the evening of the fifth day of the Winter Session, immediately following prorogation.

The Speaker of Winter Session acts as the chairperson of the Election Meeting and the CEO of the elections themselves.

All members* of the corporation are permitted to nominate another member, second a nomination or be nominated themselves to serve on the organization’s board of directors. All members are also given the opportunity to pose questions of the nominees and to vote in the actual elections.

*In accordance with provincial law, all directors must be no less than 18 years of age.

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2011 Election Meeting Minutes43.0 KiB1519
2013 Election Meeting Minutes46.0 KiB775
2014 Election Meeting Minutes214.3 KiB575