Who can apply to DOV?

  • Applicants must self-identify as women, or gender-diverse, or non-binary.
  • Applicants cannot have participated as a delegate in DOV in 2017 or 2019.
  • Applicants must be born on, or between January 1st, 1993 and December 31st, 2001, no exceptions.. Proof of age will be required ahead of participation in the program. Government-issued identification may be required for travel.
  • Applicants must be fully available from March 8 to 10, 2021, as well as potential travel dates March 7 and 11, depending on your place of residence, and be legally able to travel domestically within Canada.
  • Applicants must live in Canada, or be able to return to Canada if currently abroad (at their own expense), on/by the program start date.
  • For full eligibility criteria and to apply, please visit the application page.

Why has the age for eligibility to the program changed?


In an exciting new development, Equal Voice decided to change the age requirement for participation to ensure individuals who applied for the 2017 and 2019 programs, but were not accepted, are eligible to apply for the 2021 program!

I was a delegate in 2017/2019. Can I apply again?


No. To ensure that as many young women and gender-diverse youth as possible have the opportunity to participate in this dynamic program, we will not be accepting applications from those who have already been a delegate.

If you are a former delegate and you are interested in taking part in the 2021 program, please consider volunteering! To learn more please subscribe to our newsletter for updates or visit us again closer to the event date.

What riding should I apply for?

I currently live in X (city), but have also lived in Y (city), and was born and raised in Z (city) - what riding should I apply for?


Applicants may choose which riding they apply to represent. A strong application will show connections and or/community engagement in the riding/community, and therefore we recommend applying for the riding you have either spent the most time in, or have engaged in the most.

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