As with any organization, Youth Parliament of Manitoba has defined regulations and governing structures to ensure consistency from year to year.
All aspects of our governance are shaped according to our motto: “By Youth, For Youth.” From this philosophy, all formal governing structures are begotten.
The governing documents of YPM Inc. include the following:
- Articles of Incorporation (and associated documents)
- 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:
|1983-08-23 Articles of Incorporation||62.7 KiB||1020|
|1988-03-18 Articles of Revival||29.4 KiB||578|
|2015 Bylaws||476.3 KiB||360|
|2015 Code of Conduct||303.4 KiB||381|
|2015 Standing Orders||444.7 KiB||300|
|Proxy Form||97.0 KiB||401|
|Resolution to Approve Name||146.7 KiB||650|
|Resolution to Approve Name - Transcript||411.8 KiB||0|
|WCYP Act||25.4 KiB||1113|
To suggest a change or for further information about the governing documents, please contact the House Leader.
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
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.
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.
|2006 AGM Agenda||269.0 KiB||1119|
|2006 AGM Minutes||132.0 KiB||1329|
|2006 AGM SOTC||214.5 KiB||956|
|2006 Fiscal Budget||24.0 KiB||542|
|2006 Order in Council||174.5 KiB||813|
|2006 Survey Results||225.5 KiB||592|
|2007 AGM Agenda||32.0 KiB||528|
|2007 Bylaws||238.5 KiB||896|
|2007 Fiscal Budget||44.5 KiB||533|
|2007 SOBLOC Report||57.0 KiB||589|
|2007 SPC Report||107.0 KiB||679|
|2007 SPC Vision Statement||56.5 KiB||523|
|2007 Standing Orders||100.0 KiB||566|
|2007 State of the Corporation||186.5 KiB||645|
|2007 WCYP Act||31.0 KiB||859|
|2007 Year in Review||67.5 KiB||575|
|2008 AGM Minutes||126.5 KiB||1204|
|2008 Fiscal Budget||26.0 KiB||553|
|2008 State of Corporation||95.5 KiB||591|
|2012 AGM Motions||12.4 KiB||567|
|2012 SOBLOC Report||15.4 KiB||740|
|2013 AGM Package||112.2 KiB||54|
|2014 AGM Package||2.3 MiB||69|
|2014 AGM Prep Package||181.3 KiB||64|
|2015 Post-AGM Package||421.1 KiB||66|
|2015 Pre-AGM Package||173.2 KiB||53|
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 of the corporation must be no less than 18 years of age.
|2011 Election Meeting Minutes||43.0 KiB||1471|
|2013 Election Meeting Minutes||46.0 KiB||727|
|2014 Election Meeting Minutes||214.3 KiB||537|