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 KiB145
2018 Code Of Conduct55.2 KiB63
2018 Standing Orders710.9 KiB117
Articles of Incorporation (1983)62.7 KiB1146
Articles of Revival (1988)29.4 KiB696
Proxy Form97.0 KiB543
Resolution to Approve Name146.7 KiB771
Resolution to Approve Name - Transcript411.8 KiB120
WCYP Act25.4 KiB1266

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

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 KiB1259
2006 AGM Minutes132.0 KiB1505
2006 AGM SOTC214.5 KiB1099
2006 Fiscal Budget24.0 KiB672
2006 Order in Council174.5 KiB945
2006 Survey Results225.5 KiB729
2007 AGM Agenda32.0 KiB652
2007 Bylaws238.5 KiB1030
2007 Fiscal Budget44.5 KiB659
2007 SOBLOC Report57.0 KiB720
2007 SPC Report107.0 KiB817
2007 SPC Vision Statement56.5 KiB674
2007 Standing Orders100.0 KiB723
2007 State of the Corporation186.5 KiB839
2007 WCYP Act31.0 KiB1085
2007 Year in Review67.5 KiB730
2008 AGM Minutes126.5 KiB1363
2008 Fiscal Budget26.0 KiB692
2008 State of Corporation95.5 KiB741
2012 AGM Motions12.4 KiB717
2012 SOBLOC Report15.4 KiB914
2013 AGM Package112.2 KiB89
2014 AGM Package2.3 MiB107
2014 AGM Prep Package181.3 KiB102
2015 Post-AGM Package421.1 KiB115
2015 Pre-AGM Package173.2 KiB89

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 KiB1628
2013 Election Meeting Minutes46.0 KiB864
2014 Election Meeting Minutes214.3 KiB657
2017 Election Meeting Minutes112.5 KiB66