Canada Youth Parliament
In addition to Session, members of YPM also have the valuable opportunity of participating in the biennial Canada Youth Parliament (CYP), hosted in alternation by four YPs:
- Youth Parliament of Manitoba,
- Saskatchewan Youth Parliament,
- Alberta Youth Parliament, and
- British Columbia Youth Parliament.
Though only the above four YPs take turns hosting CYP at their local legislatures, members from all YPs across Canada are invited to attend.
In 1981, YPM (then known as Youth Parliament of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario) organized the first Western Canada Youth Parliament (WCYP) as a project to commemorate our 60th anniversary. This marked the first occasion where representatives from all four YPs in Western Canada attended (although BCYP did not officially endorse its participation). The first WCYP in which all four YPs officially participated was at the Alberta Legislature in 1983.
In 2019, the four YPs ratified the Canada Youth Parliament Act proposed by the British Columbia Youth Parliament, which replaced the Western Canada Youth Parliament Act, renamed the event accordingly, and opened participation to other YPs across Canada.
|1||1983||Alberta||Edmonton||David Marriott||Thomas Marr|
|2||1985||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Lloyd Axworthy||Erminia Pallone|
|3||1987||British Columbia||Victoria||Emery Barnes||Robert MacDonald||Geoff Glave|
|4||1989||Saskatchewan||Regina||Arnold Tusa||Ken Millard||Scott Quendack|
|6||1993||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Edward Schreyer||David Cantor||Sherri Pierce|
|7||1996||British Columbia||Burnaby||Gordon Downing||Geoff Glave||Jennifer Jay|
|8||1998||Saskatchewan||Regina||Jack Wiebe||Michael Zwaagstra||Tricia Kaminski|
|9||2000||Alberta||Edmonton||David Marriott||Dale Harris||Ali Buckingham|
|10||2002||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Stuart Olmstead||Donna Chanas||Michael Feuerstein|
|11||2004||British Columbia||Vancouver||Val Anderson||Aniz Alani||Swithin D'Souza|
|12||2006||Saskatchewan||Regina||Warren McCall||Matt Leisle||Arielle Zerr|
|13||2008||Alberta||Edmonton||Grant Mitchell||Mat Johnson||Maureen Hasinoff|
|14||2010||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Allen Mills||Dana Gregoire||Darcy Vermeulen|
|15||2012||British Columbia||Vancouver||Jenn Jay||Gavin Hoekstra||Jenelle Yonkman|
|16||2014||Saskatchewan||Regina||Ralph Goodale||Nolan Blackstock||Joseph Chiliak|
|17||2016||Alberta||Edmonton||Danielle Larivee||Katie Kelly||Seth Burnard|
|18||2018||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Dorothy Dobbie||Jennifer Pawluk||Adrienne Tessier|
|1 (19)||2021||British Columbia||Virtual||Russell S. Brown||Jenn Jay||Mackenzie Lockhart|