Regional Youth Parliaments

Held across the province, RYPs are our signature method of teaching public speaking and parliamentarianism. They facilitate a practical experience in leadership like no other.

Members debate resolutions pertaining to local, national, and international issues of their own choosing, and draft bills to debate policy and learn procedure. With the opportunity to run activities ranging from social gatherings to fundraisers to service projects, members are given the opportunity to meet other youth in their communities and work together in true democratic fashion to aid their own intellectual growth alongside their communities.

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community building

RYPs give youth an opportunity to meet other young people who care about their communities.

They facilitate meaningful engagement, and help youth interact with other youth from all walks of life.

RYPs offer their members a chance to make connections with peers while fostering personal growth - both as they learn more about themselves, and each other.


Debate & parliamentary education

RYPs offer a unique opportunity for their members to learn about the parliamentary process in a hands-on, immersive environment.

Unlike traditional “Mock” Parliaments, we allow our members to vote with their conscience on all matters of debate. We have no political parties.

Debate can encompass issues that affect all levels of our members’ communities - be it local, regional, provincial, national, or global. Topics are always proposed by members, making each issue a true representation of what youth care about in their community.

 2018 Islands Youth Parliament

2018 Islands Youth Parliament


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fostering engagement

BCYP firmly believes in the ability of young people to effect positive change.

RYPs allow their members to give back to their communities through the BC Youth Parliament.

Members may apply to the Minister of RYPs to run fundraisers and service projects that give back to their communities. Members are also given opportunities to participate in the activities of their local BC Youth Parliament counterparts.

Fraser Youth Parliament

Thank you to everyone who made the 26th Lower Mainland East Youth Parliament a success! Check out our other Regional Youth Parliaments happening across the province this spring or check back next year for the 27th Fraser Youth Parliament!

information & How to contact

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

Premier: Natalia Porro

Leader of the Opposition: Maggie Chen

Chief Returning Officer: TBA

Chair: Astra Lund-Phillips

Contact lmeyp@bcyp.org

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Islands Youth Parliament

Thank you to everyone who made the 26th Islands Youth Parliament a success! Check out our other Regional Youth Parliaments happening across the province this spring or check back next year for the 27th Islands Youth Parliament!

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information & How to contact

Date: TBD

Location: Salt Spring Island, BC

Premier: TBA

Leader of the Opposition: TBA

Chief Returning Officers: TBA

Chair: Adriana Thom

Contact iyp@bcyp.org

 
 
 

Northern British Columbia Youth Parliament

Thank you to everyone who made the 11th Northern British Columbia Youth Parliament a success! Check out our other Regional Youth Parliaments happening across the province this spring or check back next year for the 12th Northern British Columbia Youth Parliament!

information & How to contact

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

Premier: TBA

Leader of the Opposition: TBA

Chief Returning Officer: Shay Lynn Sampson

Chair: Connor Coukell

Contact nbcyp@bcyp.org

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Richmond Youth Parliament

Check out our other Regional Youth Parliaments happening across the province this spring or check back next year for the 1st Richmond Youth Parliament!

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information & How to contact

Date: TBD

Location: Richmond, BC

Premier: Andrea Wong Koo

Leader of the Opposition: Angela Hu

Chief Returning Officer: Joseph Chien

Co-Chairs: Kishoore Ramanathan & Ranil Prasad

Contact rdyp@bcyp.org

 
 
 

Southern Interior Youth Parliament

Thank you to everyone who made the 10th Southern Interior Youth Parliament a success! Check out our other Regional Youth Parliaments happening across the province this spring or check back next year for the 11th Southern Interior Youth Parliament!

information & How to contact

Date: TBD

Location: Kelowna, BC

Premier: Kieran Grandbois

Leader of the Opposition: Christopher Mountain

Chief Returning Officer: Justin Kulik

Chair: Victoria Eaton

Contact siyp@bcyp.org

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Vancouver Youth Parliament

Thank you to everyone who made the 31st Vancouver Youth Parliament a success! Check out our other Regional Youth Parliaments happening across the province this spring or check back next year for the 32nd Vancouver Youth Parliament!

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information & How to contact

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

Premier: Angel Wu

Leader of the Opposition: TBA

Chief Returning Officer: TBA

Co-Chairs: Olivia Reid-Friesen & Ranil Prasad

Contact vyp@bcyp.org

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