Can more than one person apply from a single organization?
There is no limit to the number of candidates who can apply from a single organization. However, Equitas recommends that each organization selects one or two candidates beforehand as being the most likely to benefit from the IHRTP training. Organizations must also bear in mind that there are a limited number of IHRTP spaces and bursaries.
May I apply if my previous application was unsuccessful?
You are welcome to apply to the IHRTP if your previous application was unsuccessful, or if you were unable to attend.
If you have applied to a previous IHRTP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get your former application form. It will contain some of the information that you gave in the past and allow you to read what you wrote in it. However, please take into account that you have to write new answers to some of the questions and provide us with new versions of the required documents, like the letters of recommendation and the memorandum of agreement (make sure to use the 2023 version of the memorandum of agreement, provided by Equitas).
If I was accepted to the IHRTP 2020 but was not able to participate in the program because of its cancellation, do I need to reapply?
Yes, if you were accepted to the 2020 IHRTP, you must submit a new application for 2023. Applications from 2019 and 2020 will not be considered.
Write to the IHRTP team at email@example.com and ask us to (i) create a new 2023 application form in your existing account and (ii) give you access to your existing account, if you no longer have access to it.
May I apply to the IHRTP if I have participated in another Equitas training program?
You may apply to the IHRTP if you have participated in another Equitas training program. Individuals who have already participated in the Global Rights Connection online training (in either 2021 or 2022/2023) are eligible to apply for the IHRTP. However, participants who received a bursary for that program will not be eligible to receive a bursary for the IHRTP in the year following their participation in Global Rights Connection.
Individuals who have participated in a previous IHRTP, in one of the regional sessions (EAHRP, SRFDH, etc.) are not eligible to participate.
May I apply if my passport will expire before the IHRTP begins, or if I do not have a passport?
You may apply to the Program even if you do not currently hold a valid passport. If you are selected, you will be responsible for obtaining a valid passport. We recommend that you review processing times for new passports or passport renewals in your country, to ensure that you will be able to obtain both a valid passport and your Canadian visa before the beginning of the IHRTP in June.
Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the IHRTP?
We do not know how the sanitary situation and the vaccination requirements related to COVID-19, imposed by the Canadian government, will evolve throughout 2022 and 2023 up until the IHRTP. Thus, international participants accepted to the 2023 IHRTP must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will need to provide proof of vaccination that is in compliance with government requirements before their participation in the program is confirmed and the arrangements for their travel to Canada are made. This means that participants will need to be willing to receive additional vaccinations in order to comply with the Canadian government’s vaccination requirements to enter the country, should additional vaccinations be required at the participant’s time of travel to Canada.