DECA U Ontario strives to develop Canada’s future business leaders through our various programming opportunities – allowing them to apply prior knowledge to real-life situations they will face in the workforce.
We help connect the top undergraduate talent across Ontario and Canada with our distinguished partners. Providing opportunities for our delegates to network with hundreds of industry professions across every field of business.
Creating a Success Culture
Through our programming we help equip our members with not just the skills and tools to succeed in the workplace, but also with the confidence to stand out as leaders but to also be proud of who they are, regardless of walks of life.
We seek to become the #1 and only stop for all of our members to receive the professional and personal development to help them become Canada’s future leaders. We seek this by creating quality events that powerfully and meaningfully impacts all of our members.
Fall Launch is our annual 1 day conference usually in September/October to help kick-off the year with hundreds of delegates in downtown Toronto! Delegates will be working in groups on a major case by a start-up company that will come in and judge. Delegates can expect a full day of development and fun, as well as the opportunity to network with distinguished industry professionals.
Provincials is our flagship event, where we invite more than 1,300 delegates from across Ontario and some select schools around Canada to compete in a weekend-long conference. Delegates would be able to compete in over 17 categories that include individual cases, team cases as well as very special cases. Delegates have an incredible time networking with hundreds of other student leaders and distinguished industry professionals at our social, dinner and workshop events throughout the weekend.
Throughout the year, our dozens of university and college chapters host their own conferences, similar to the provincials set-up, to help provide further opportunities to members and delegates to network and develop their professional brands. We highly encourage attending as many invitationals as possible as they are a fantastic time!
As a milestone addition to our normal programming – we will be taking on new initiatives and events throughout the year across Ontario. These events will be geared towards helping our members embrace diversity and equip themselves with the confidence and skills to succeed and stand out as Canada’s future business leaders, regardless of walks of life.
The International Career Development Conference is the culminating experience for many DECA U members. ICDC provides you the opportunity to participate in leadership development, receive recognition for your competitive achievements, and be #Limitless through interaction with over 1,500 students, advisors, and industry leaders.