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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Resolution to Approve Name - Transcript411.8 KiB162
2019 By-Laws165.4 KiB56
Resolution to Approve Name146.7 KiB805
2019 Standing Orders133.5 KiB35
Proxy Form97.0 KiB587
Articles of Incorporation (1983)62.7 KiB1202
2019 Code Of Conduct47.3 KiB34
Articles of Revival (1988)29.4 KiB729
WCYP Act25.4 KiB1318

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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2014 AGM Package2.3 MiB132
2015 Post-AGM Package421.1 KiB156
2006 AGM Agenda269.0 KiB1295
2007 Bylaws238.5 KiB1082
2006 Survey Results225.5 KiB788
2006 AGM SOTC214.5 KiB1144
2007 State of the Corporation186.5 KiB913
2014 AGM Prep Package181.3 KiB122
2006 Order in Council174.5 KiB984
2015 Pre-AGM Package173.2 KiB117
2006 AGM Minutes132.0 KiB1572
2008 AGM Minutes126.5 KiB1424
2013 AGM Package112.2 KiB114
2007 SPC Report107.0 KiB857
2007 Standing Orders100.0 KiB760
2008 State of Corporation95.5 KiB801
2007 Year in Review67.5 KiB794
2007 SOBLOC Report57.0 KiB767
2007 SPC Vision Statement56.5 KiB723
2007 Fiscal Budget44.5 KiB700
2007 AGM Agenda32.0 KiB685
2007 WCYP Act31.0 KiB1158
2008 Fiscal Budget26.0 KiB740
2006 Fiscal Budget24.0 KiB705
2012 SOBLOC Report15.4 KiB969
2012 AGM Motions12.4 KiB763

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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2014 Election Meeting Minutes214.3 KiB697
2017 Election Meeting Minutes112.5 KiB106
2013 Election Meeting Minutes46.0 KiB902
2011 Election Meeting Minutes43.0 KiB1675