Youth Serving Youth

The British Columbia Youth Parliament is a youth service organization dedicated to fulfilling our motto of “Youth Serving Youth”. Our organization spans almost a century, having its roots in our predecessor organization in 1924, the Older Boys Parliament.

During the Winter break 97 youth ages 16 to 21 from across the province meet in the Legislative Buildings in Victoria. There we debate a variety of legislation that outlines projects that will be run throughout the year. In addition to this, Private Members Resolutions are introduced. These give members the ability to propose debate on issues close to our hearts and our communities, while still participating in a practical lesson on the parliamentary process.

Our community initiatives include Regional Youth Parliaments, which are smaller scale events designed for 14-18 year olds that are run in the different regions of British Columbia. These allow more youth to experience debate-building education and parliamentary procedure. On top of Regional Youth Parliaments, Members also participate in other service projects throughout their communities. This includes our signature service project: Camp Phoenix, a week-long camping experience for kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to attend camp. We're often running projects throughout the province, so look out for the next event in your community!

Please take a moment to browse through our activities and the exciting events we have coming up in our calendar of events. If you have any further questions about our organization or need additional information, please contact me at premier@bcyp.org.

 

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Sheridan Hawse

Premier