Governance

As with any organization, YPM Inc. has defined regulations and governing structures to ensure consistency from year to year.

Governing Documents


The governing documents of YPM Inc. include the following:

  • Our Articles of Incorporation (and associated documents);
  • our By-Laws;
  • our Standing Orders;
  • our Code of Conduct; and
  • the Canada Youth Parliament Act.

The By-Laws, Standing Orders, and Code of Conduct are reviewed annually by the Standing Orders and By-Laws Organizational Committee (SOBLOC). The committee is comprised of the House Leader (chair), the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, and members chosen by and from Cabinet. Their recommendations for amendments are then presented at the Annual General Meeting.

The official versions of these documents can be downloaded below:

NameSize
Western Canada Youth Parliament Act25.4 KiB
Articles of Revival (1988)29.4 KiB
Articles of Incorporation (1983)62.7 KiB
2021 Code Of Conduct68.1 KiB
Resolution to Approve Name146.7 KiB
2021 Standing Orders241.7 KiB
2021 By-Laws242.5 KiB
Resolution to Approve Name - Transcript411.8 KiB

Events


Annual General Meeting

YPM holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year during the spring. All members are invited to attend and participate as voting members of the organization.

At AGM, members review amendments to the governing documents, ratify the budget for the current fiscal year, and hear the Premier’s State of the Corporation address and the Speaker’s Year-in-Review presentation.

Documents from past AGMs are available below for download.

NameSize
2012 AGM Package183.9 KiB
2008 AGM Package251.3 KiB
2013 AGM Package469.5 KiB
2006 AGM Package664.3 KiB
2019 AGM Package725.7 KiB
2007 AGM Package757.5 KiB
2016 AGM Package824.7 KiB
2015 AGM Package1.3 MiB
2021 AGM Package1.5 MiB
2017 AGM Package1.5 MiB
2014 AGM Package2.4 MiB
2018 AGM Package3.7 MiB
2020 AGM Package26.4 MiB

Election Meeting

YPM holds its Election Meeting on the evening of the fifth day of Session to elect its board of directors.

All members of YPM have the right to nominate another member, second a nomination, be nominated themselves, and vote in the election. In accordance with provincial law, all directors must be no less than 18 years of age.

The minutes from previous Election Meetings are available below for download.

NameSize
2018 Election Meeting Minutes53.7 KiB
2019 Election Meeting Minutes94.5 KiB
2017 Election Meeting Minutes112.5 KiB
2021 Election Meeting Minutes122.0 KiB
2011 Election Meeting Minutes125.2 KiB
2013 Election Meeting Minutes133.3 KiB
2021 By-Election Meeting Minutes134.8 KiB
2020 Election Meeting Minutes151.8 KiB
2016 Election Meeting Minutes152.5 KiB
2014 Election Meeting Minutes214.3 KiB