The Yukon Legislative Assembly is pleased to be able to make the 2019 Yukon Youth Parliament program available to 22 students in grades 9 to 12, from across the territory.
The Youth Parliament is an opportunity for students to experience what it is like to be an MLA. The program includes collaborating with current Members of the Legislative Assembly, educational sessions on the procedures of the Assembly and participating in a model parliament session. Participants will observe the Legislative Assembly in action and watch Question Period and Orders of the Day. We will also include presentations and discussions with other actors in the political process, including the media and the Commissioner of Yukon.
To replicate the Westminster model of parliament followed in Yukon, participants will be organized into political party caucuses. The political parties will be fictitious creations for the purposes of the simulation, but students will learn how real caucuses operate. Each caucus will be assigned teachers, MLAs and staff from the Legislative Assembly to serve as mentors and to coach students through the program.
Students coming from outside of Whitehorse will have their travel and accommodations covered by the Legislative Assembly. Minors traveling to participate in the program require an adult chaperone.
The actual sitting of the 2019 Youth Parliament will occur Friday April 12, 2019. It will be filmed and broadcast over the Legislative Assembly’s radio station. Anyone wishing to observe the proceedings, including school groups, is welcome to watch from the public galleries.
If you have any questions about the Yukon Youth Parliament, please contact Allison Lloyd, Clerk of Committees in the Legislative Assembly Office, at 867-667-5498 or email@example.com