Apply to Participate in CISV Toronto

All CISV educational programmes are organized and run by dedicated volunteers. We aim to help our participants of all ages to develop the skills they need to take a lead and make a positive difference.


At the heart of everything we do is friendship, in line with our founding belief that peace is possible through friendship and mutual understanding.


Applying to participate CISV is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Information Day

Come learn what CISV is all about and get all your questions answered. 

Get Your Membership

You must have a valid CISV Toronto membership to apply to participate in a program. 

Selections Day

Attend Selections Day to submit your application and complete your interview.

How do I find out which programs are available?

Come out to our Information Day, which is held on a Sunday in early fall. That’s when we introduce prospective members to CISV, explain the selection process and announce the various programs we’ll be participating in for the following year. After Information Day, you have several weeks to ask questions and think about whether you want to apply for a program. We also post our international programs for the following year on our website in November.

How do we apply for a CISV Program?

The application process can vary slightly, but for most programs, it starts on Selections Day, in late November. That’s when families who are interested in applying for a delegation spot submit an application, participate in an interview and arrange for program payment. You must be a CISV Toronto member in order to apply for a program. Some programs accept applications up until early March.

Is there anything we should do before applying?

Spend some time discussing the goals of CISV with your child so that he or she has an idea of what we’re all about. Parents of prospective delegates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with costs and the important roles they play before a delegation travels. Parents help us make it all possible by fully committing to delegation meetings, as well as a range of other events hosted by the Chapter.

How are delegates selected? 

Most delegates are selected by random draw, although some older applicants will be asked to participate in an interview.