Eligibility & Selection Criteria


This program is only open to Ontario women who are:

  • Permanent residents of Ontario.
  • Between the ages of 20 to 35.

Candidates must:

  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or community contact.
  • Submit an online application, including an essay responding to the question below.
  • Demonstrate leadership, a commitment to and enthusiasm for active citizenship, democracy, governance and parliament.

Selection Criteria

  • Submit an essay (max. 500 words) responding to the following question:

        What does Emily Murphy's quote "Leaders Today as Never Before" mean to you?

  • Submit a letter of recommendation: Your letter should highlight your leadership, active involvement in your community, enthusiasm for governance and parliament, and respect for others.
  • All applicants will go through an anonymous screening process. One woman will be selected from each riding across Ontario to ensure representation from all provincial ridings.