Welcome to British Columbia Youth Parliament!
Welcome to the website of the British Columbia Youth Parliament. We have here included information on our various projects as well as our values as an organization, to hopefully give you a glimpse of what the British Columbia Youth Parliament is about.
BCYP is a Youth Service organization dedicated to fulfilling its motto, "Youth Serving Youth". Our history spans almost a century, having its roots in our predecessor organization in 1924, the Older Boys Parliament. Each year, 95 individuals, ages 16 to 21, from around the province meet in the Legislative Buildings in Victoria and debate a variety of legislation that outlines projects that will then be run throughout the year. In addition to this, Private Members Resolutions are introduced giving members the ability to debate any issue they choose to, while still participating in a practical lesson on the parliamentary process.
Community initiatives include Regional Youth Parliaments, which are parliaments designed for 14-18 year olds that are run in the different regions of British Columbia in order to allow more youth to experience debate-building education in parliamentary procedures. On top of Regional Youth Parliaments, Members will also participate in Service projects throughout their communities to fulfill the BCYP motto of Youth Serving Youth. There will be a number of projects throughout the regions, so look out for the next project in your community!
Please take a moment to browse through our activities and the exciting events we have coming up. If you have any further questions about our organization or need additional information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Parliament,
88th British Columbia Youth Parliament