The Think Big, Lead Now Program is a comprehensive leadership program for young women and non-binary youth aged 18-25 that includes online learning and interactive presentations, self-study, peer mentorship and support, civic engagement, and a three-day immersive training held in Orillia, Ontario from January 28th to January 31st, 2021.

Please note that the summit may be online due to COVID-19.

Grounded in intersectional feminism and social justice, this program has been designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to lead and be change makers in their communities and beyond.

You can learn more about the program on our website: https://ywcacanada.ca/what-we-do/build-leaders/ 


The information you provide in this form will be used solely for the purpose of this project. Please take your time to review and complete all sections and answer all applicable questions in order for your application to be considered, including:
  • Personal information
  • Information on your leadership & learning
  • Bursary information
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If you’re having any difficulty completing the form, or if you have questions or concerns, please contact the Projects and Programs' Team: projects@ywcacanada.ca

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* 1. Program participants must be available to participate in all of the following activities:
  • Program orientation (webinar)
  • E-learning modules 
  • Mentor groups and community engagement activities
  • The Summit commencing Thursday, January 28 until Sunday, January 31, 2021 (plus travel time, if in-person)
Each application will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee of your peers. Check the box below to confirm that you understand the program requirements and that you are available for the duration of the 3-day intensive training.

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* 2. Have you participated at a previous Think Big! Lead Now! YWCA Canada's Young Women's National Leadership Summit? 

PLEASE NOTE: For bursary applications, priority will be given to applicants who have not attended previously.