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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2019 By-Laws165.4 KiB64
2019 Code Of Conduct47.3 KiB42
2019 Standing Orders133.5 KiB42
Articles of Incorporation (1983)62.7 KiB1217
Articles of Revival (1988)29.4 KiB741
Proxy Form97.0 KiB602
Resolution to Approve Name146.7 KiB813
Resolution to Approve Name - Transcript411.8 KiB177
WCYP Act25.4 KiB1329

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 KiB1301
2006 AGM Minutes132.0 KiB1581
2006 AGM SOTC214.5 KiB1151
2006 Fiscal Budget24.0 KiB712
2006 Order in Council174.5 KiB992
2006 Survey Results225.5 KiB804
2007 AGM Agenda32.0 KiB692
2007 Fiscal Budget44.5 KiB709
2007 SOBLOC Report57.0 KiB778
2007 State of the Corporation186.5 KiB926
2007 SPC Report107.0 KiB866
2007 SPC Vision Statement56.5 KiB737
2007 Standing Orders100.0 KiB768
2007 WCYP Act31.0 KiB1173
2007 Year in Review67.5 KiB804
2007 Bylaws238.5 KiB1095
2008 AGM Minutes126.5 KiB1432
2008 Fiscal Budget26.0 KiB746
2008 State of Corporation95.5 KiB813
2012 AGM Motions12.4 KiB773
2012 SOBLOC Report15.4 KiB986
2013 AGM Package112.2 KiB135
2014 AGM Package2.3 MiB155
2014 AGM Prep Package181.3 KiB144
2015 Post-AGM Package421.1 KiB177
2015 Pre-AGM Package173.2 KiB135

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 KiB1684
2013 Election Meeting Minutes46.0 KiB910
2014 Election Meeting Minutes214.3 KiB700
2017 Election Meeting Minutes112.5 KiB109