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1 The State of the Corporation Youth Parliament of Manitoba Annual General Meeting - 30 April 2006 Dana Gregoire, Premier (Chairperson)

2 Outline 1.What is the SOTC? 2.Why give it? 3.About YPM 4.Reflection on YPM84 5.Goals for YPM85 6.Conclusion

3 What is the SOTC? The State of the Corporation (SOTC) address is:  a speech  drafted by the Premier  delivered yearly at the AGM  that outlines for the membership: the current state of affairs in YPM as well as YPM’s future direction

4 Why give it? The SOTC is an opportunity for the membership of YPM to learn about the goings on of the corporation The SOTC is also a chance for the elected members of the Board of Directors/“Exec” to answer those who voted for them

5 About YPM Established 1922 TUXIS Older Boys’ Parliament  Started by protestant churches in Canada  1 st Annual Session (Premier: E. A. Armstrong) Members were elected by other youth in “ridings” Time of flux in Leg. Assembly: no parties! Prominent community members of today carried the YPM torch for many years  Wally Fox-Decent, Bill Norrie, Lloyd Axworthy, etc.

6 About YPM Incorporated 22 August : Uncertain times  Corporation allowed to dissolve in 1988  High turnover on Executive One year, the PS to PR became the Premier!  1996: 75 th Annual Session, aka “The Bad Year” The “Liquid Lunch” Affair Led to ban on alcohol at YPM events (still in effect)  1999: 78 th Annual Session, aka “The Year of 36” 2000-present: Renaissance…

7 Reflections on YPM84 Wholesale revision of the By-laws Standards to appoint Senators Appointment of Senators Creation of Operations Manuals for Cabinet positions First ever Executive Retreat Revamping of Cabinet Retreat Development of regularly- updated Web site Campaign for professionalization Greater ties with AFMMLA (former MLAs) Development of Mission Statement … all while the Premier lived in a different province!

8 Goals for YPM85 Strategic Planning Process Four Themes: 1.Youth Outreach 2.Personal Development 3.Professionalization 4.Building Connections

9 Goals for YPM85 1. Youth Outreach RRural Development Transportation costs “Rural Session” in 2007 SSociological Barriers Socio-economic status Aboriginal youth Youth with disabilities

10 2. Personal Development  Monthly Seminars Public speaking Debating Parliamentary procedure  Social Events  Cabinet Retreat Committees Hands-on experience

11 Goals for YPM85 3. Professionalization  Strategic Planning YPM100 Goal-setting  Donations Professional communications Diversification  Standards  Operationalization

12 Goals for YPM85 4. Building Connections PPast Members OOther Youth Parliaments Western Canada Canada the World BBusiness Community PPoliticians NNon-Profit Groups

13 Conclusion Ambitious agenda for the year  “Aggressive, but Attainable” Capable and committed Executive  We work for you You are the future  Future Premiers sit in this room…


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