Canada - Ontario



ACM-W is excited to partner with Queens University to offer the Award for Aspirations in Computing to students in Canada. 

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honours and recognizes grade 9 through 12 students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. 


Eligibility for Canadian Applicants

Canadian students in grades 9-12 who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary  can apply as long as they are currently enrolled in a Canadian secondary school program.  Canadian home-schooled students (grades 9-12) are also welcome to apply.

Canadian applicants are eligible for award recognition at the Affiliate level (ie. within Canada), but are not eligible for National recognition (including National Winner and National Honorable Mention).

Aspirations Canada Affiliates
Aspirations in Computing Canada is organized into four Regional Affiliates:


  • Are Canadian College/University students eligible for the NCWIT Collegiate Award? Not at this time.

  • Are Canadian educators eligible for the NCWIT Educator Award? Not at this time.