Dear Delegates and Staff Advisors,

On behalf of the Secretariat of the Forty-Fourth Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly (SOMA), I would like to welcome your school’s participation in our conference. SOMA XLIV will be held on the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus from April 13th until April 15th, 2016. Registration will take place on the first afternoon, during which procedural workshops and University of Toronto tours will also be run. The Opening Ceremonies will be held in the evening and will feature a Keynote speaker along with announcements from Secretariat.

Since its inception in 1972, SOMA has become one of North America’s oldest, largest, most prestigious secondary-school level Model United Nations conferences. With more than 600 delegates in attendance annually, SOMA strives to embody the values and mandates of the United Nations: diplomacy, cooperation, and peaceful problem solving achieved through rich discussion. In addition to a General Assembly, SOMA XLIV will feature a variety of regional gatherings, small councils, and special committees, selected to provide delegates with a wide range of topics to debate. One Historical Crisis will be offered.

Registration for SOMA XLIV is now closed. We look forward to seeing your school in April! Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at

Ashna Thaya