As with any organization, Youth Parliament of Manitoba has defined regulations and governing structures to ensure consistency from year to year.
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:
|2020 By-Laws||190.6 KiB|
|2020 Code Of Conduct||65.1 KiB|
|2020 Standing Orders||144.4 KiB|
|Articles of Incorporation (1983)||62.7 KiB|
|Articles of Revival (1988)||29.4 KiB|
|Resolution to Approve Name||146.7 KiB|
|Resolution to Approve Name - Transcript||411.8 KiB|
|WCYP Act||25.4 KiB|
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
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.
|2005 SOBLOC Report||95.2 KiB|
|2006 AGM Package||663.3 KiB|
|2007 AGM Package||755.1 KiB|
|2007 WCYP Act||31.0 KiB|
|2008 AGM Package||250.4 KiB|
|2012 AGM Package||183.1 KiB|
|2013 AGM Package||112.2 KiB|
|2014 Post-AGM Package||2.3 MiB|
|2014 Pre-AGM Package||181.3 KiB|
|2015 Post-AGM Package||421.1 KiB|
|2015 Pre-AGM Package||173.2 KiB|
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.
|2011 Election Meeting Minutes||125.2 KiB|
|2013 Election Meeting Minutes||133.3 KiB|
|2014 Election Meeting Minutes||214.3 KiB|
|2016 Election Meeting Minutes||152.5 KiB|
|2017 Election Meeting Minutes||112.5 KiB|
|2018 Election Meeting Minutes||53.7 KiB|
|2019 Election Meeting Minutes||94.5 KiB|
|2020 Election Meeting Minutes||151.8 KiB|