Why does Equal Voice need to know about my identity?

Answer

Equal Voice is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all of our programs. DOV seeks to provide opportunities to young women and gender-diverse youth from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

If you prefer not to disclose this information in your application, there is a “prefer not to say option."

If you are not sure how to answer the question in the application, here are some examples of possible responses (noting these are by no means exhaustive):

I am a two-spirited, proud Cree from the Saddle Lake First Nation.

I am a white cis-gender woman who grew up in the small town of Tofino.

I am black, and identify as gender non-binary. I grew up in the city of Moncton, NB.

I am a Muslim woman born in Ottawa.

I am a hearing-impaired francophone woman.  I use the pronouns she/her.

I am a trans-woman who comes from a middle-class background.

I am a young anglophone immigrant, born in Kenya, who lives in Montreal.

I am a queer Jewish woman born and raised in Edmonton.

I prefer not to say.

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