As with any organization, YPM Inc. has defined regulations and governing structures to ensure consistency from year to year.
The governing documents of YPM Inc. include the following:
- Our Articles of Incorporation (and associated documents);
- our By-Laws;
- our Standing Orders;
- our Code of Conduct; and
- the Canada Youth Parliament Act.
The By-Laws, Standing Orders, and Code of Conduct are reviewed annually by the Standing Orders and By-Laws Organizational Committee (SOBLOC). The committee is comprised of the House Leader (chair), the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, and members chosen by and from Cabinet. Their recommendations for amendments are then presented at the Annual General Meeting.
The official versions of these documents can be downloaded below:
|2023 By-Laws||205 KB|
|2023 Code of Conduct||53 KB|
|2023 Standing Orders||155 KB|
|Articles of Incorporation (1983)||63 KB|
|Articles of Revival (1988)||29 KB|
|Resolution to Approve Name||147 KB|
|Resolution to Approve Name – Transcript||412 KB|
|Canada Youth Parliament Act||86 KB|
Annual General Meeting
YPM holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year during the spring. All members are invited to attend and participate as voting members of the organization.
At AGM, members review amendments to the governing documents, ratify the budget for the current fiscal year, and hear the Premier’s State of the Corporation address and the Speaker’s Year-in-Review presentation.
Documents from past AGMs are available below for download.
|2006 AGM Package||664 KB|
|2007 AGM Package||756 KB|
|2008 AGM Package||251 KB|
|2012 AGM Package||184 KB|
|2013 AGM Package||470 KB|
|2014 AGM Package||2 MB|
|2015 AGM Package||1 MB|
|2016 AGM Package||825 KB|
|2017 AGM Package||2 MB|
|2018 AGM Package||4 MB|
|2019 AGM Package||726 KB|
|2020 AGM Package||26 MB|
|2021 AGM Package||1 MB|
|2022 AGM Package||8 MB|
|2023 AGM Package||10 MB|
YPM holds its Election Meeting on the evening of the fifth day of Session to elect its board of directors.
All members of YPM have the right to nominate another member, second a nomination, be nominated themselves, and vote in the election. In accordance with provincial law, all directors must be no less than 18 years of age.
The minutes from previous Election Meetings are available below for download.