Over 6,200 of Ontario’s finest taking over downtown Toronto for 3 days of fierce competition and professional development. This competition is loaded with award ceremonies, sponsor showcases with a scavenger hunt and draws, and evening entertainment. Achievement at the Provincials will determine who will compete in their categories at the International Career Development Conference.
The top regional competitors in the Individual Series Events, Principles Events, Team Decision Making Events, Integrated Marketing Campaign Events, Professional Selling and Consulting Events, Project Management, Business Management and Entrepreneurship Events challenge each other at the Provincial Competition for a chance to earn a spot to the International Career Development Conference.
All students competing in the Oral events will be writing a multiple choice test on February 6 or 7 EXCEPT those assigned to the Marketing Cluster Exam (they write in-person on February 10).
Presenting fully developed business proposals, these events are not for the faint-hearted. Following very specific guidelines, our written event competitors are evaluated on their pragmatism, evidence-based decision making, and attention to detail.
Sharpening their tools for a better future, participants in the leadership academies engage in a full day of professional development and training led by industry professionals and leadership development professionals.
All events will be sectioned which means that only the top one from each Judge section moved on to the Internationals REGARDLESS of score. Sectioning helps to eliminate judge bias but it’s difficult to explain to students that even though they have an overall mark that is higher than one of the competitors going, that they did not qualify. The ranking according to Judge section matters and not the overall score. Click on link to see How Results are Tabulated. If the event had a test, it was indeed factored into the overall score.
Chapters are strictly prohibited from booking accommodation outside the DECA block; hotel reservations must go through us.
DAY REGISTRANTS: $100 per person (HST included)
OVERNIGHT REGISTRANTS (ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS):
Overnight registrant fees vary based on hotel choice. Options are:
Entire chapter must stay at the same hotel; based on first-come-first-served basis. Provincials portal opens November 28, 2022.
Categories requiring an online submission to DLG Judge Pro!
Integrated Marketing Campaign Events: IMCE, IMCS, and IMCP
Professional Selling and Consulting Events: FCE, HTPS, PSE (submit research notes or presentation slide deck)
Entrepreneurship Events: EFB, EIB, EIP, ESB, IBP
Business Operations Research Events: BOR, BMOR, FOR, HTOR, SEOR
Project Management Events: PMBS, PMCD, PMCA, PMCG, PMFL, PMSP
Officially designated DECA properties ; bookings only through Ontario DECA
Future Provincial Dates
February 7 – 8, 2025 | Toronto Sheraton Hotel