Health & Safety

GOV is an All-Ages Event Intended for Indigenous Youth

GOV’s main goal is to foster a sense of belonging for everyone. That’s why we strive to ensure that every part of GOV is safe and accessible for all who attend.

First aid stations and medical personnel are always available in the case of medical emergencies or accidents. Staff and volunteers are also always nearby in case you have questions or need a hand. We also have designated cultural spaces and on-site support from Elders for anyone who needs it.

All people helping at GOV should have our respect and consideration, including support staff and hotel/venue staff as well.

We strongly encourage chaperones to ensure delegates return to their accommodations by 11:30 p.m for their safety and a fun event for all.


Remember, as youth, you have the right to...


Have a sense of safety and request support when needed


Be heard, respected, and treated with compassion


Participate and be involved on an equitable basis

Emergency Map and Evacuation Plan

In the event of an emergency, everyone’s safety is our top priority. Take a moment to explore our emergency map, which provides vital information about exit routes and our evacuation plan.

Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check

Every person attending GOV over the age of 18 must provide a valid Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC-VSC).