Canada Youth Parliament

What?


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:

Though only the above four YPs take turns hosting CYP at their local legislatures, members from all YPs across Canada are invited to attend.

Delegates from the 18th Western Canada Youth Parliament, held in Winnipeg in 2018.

History


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.

Past Sessions


SessionYearProvinceCityLieutenant GovernorSpeakerPremier
11983AlbertaEdmontonDavid MarriottThomas Marr
21985ManitobaWinnipegLloyd AxworthyErminia Pallone
31987British ColumbiaVictoriaEmery BarnesRobert MacDonaldGeoff Glave
41989SaskatchewanReginaArnold TusaKen MillardScott Quendack
51991AlbertaEdmonton
61993ManitobaWinnipegEdward SchreyerDavid CantorSherri Pierce
71996British ColumbiaBurnabyGordon DowningGeoff GlaveJennifer Jay
81998SaskatchewanReginaJack WiebeMichael ZwaagstraTricia Kaminski
92000AlbertaEdmontonDavid MarriottDale HarrisAli Buckingham
102002ManitobaWinnipegStuart OlmsteadDonna ChanasMichael Feuerstein
112004British ColumbiaVancouverVal AndersonAniz AlaniSwithin D'Souza
122006SaskatchewanReginaWarren McCallMatt LeisleArielle Zerr
132008AlbertaEdmontonGrant MitchellMat JohnsonMaureen Hasinoff
142010ManitobaWinnipegAllen MillsDana GregoireDarcy Vermeulen
152012British ColumbiaVancouverJenn JayGavin HoekstraJenelle Yonkman
162014SaskatchewanReginaRalph GoodaleNolan BlackstockJoseph Chiliak
172016AlbertaEdmontonDanielle LariveeKatie KellySeth Burnard
182018ManitobaWinnipegDorothy DobbieJennifer PawlukAdrienne Tessier
1 (19)2021British ColumbiaVirtualRussell S. BrownJenn JayMackenzie Lockhart