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)
  • By-Laws
  • 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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2020 By-Laws190.6 KiB8
2020 Code Of Conduct65.1 KiB10
2020 Standing Orders144.4 KiB8
Articles of Incorporation (1983)62.7 KiB1231
Articles of Revival (1988)29.4 KiB748
Proxy Form97.0 KiB631
Resolution to Approve Name146.7 KiB821
Resolution to Approve Name - Transcript411.8 KiB187
WCYP Act25.4 KiB1340

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 KiB1312
2006 AGM Minutes132.0 KiB1596
2006 AGM SOTC214.5 KiB1173
2006 Fiscal Budget24.0 KiB718
2006 Order in Council174.5 KiB1003
2006 Survey Results225.5 KiB829
2007 AGM Agenda32.0 KiB700
2007 Bylaws238.5 KiB1111
2007 Fiscal Budget44.5 KiB715
2007 SOBLOC Report57.0 KiB788
2007 SPC Report107.0 KiB874
2007 SPC Vision Statement56.5 KiB749
2007 Standing Orders100.0 KiB776
2007 State of the Corporation186.5 KiB954
2007 WCYP Act31.0 KiB1218
2007 Year in Review67.5 KiB821
2008 AGM Minutes126.5 KiB1443
2008 Fiscal Budget26.0 KiB754
2008 State of Corporation95.5 KiB837
2012 AGM Motions12.4 KiB794
2012 SOBLOC Report15.4 KiB1021
2013 AGM Package112.2 KiB152
2014 AGM Package2.3 MiB173
2014 AGM Prep Package181.3 KiB163
2015 Post-AGM Package421.1 KiB200
2015 Pre-AGM Package173.2 KiB155

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 KiB1692
2013 Election Meeting Minutes46.0 KiB920
2014 Election Meeting Minutes214.3 KiB717
2017 Election Meeting Minutes112.5 KiB120