Nominations deadline extended to July 9: ITAC Ingenious Awards and CanadianCIO of the Year Awards programs

Toronto, ON (June 26, 2018) – Today, the Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has announced a deadline extension for organizations wishing to submit nominations for the 2018 ITAC Ingenious Awards and the CanadianCIO of the Year Awards programs.

 The deadline has been extended to Monday, July 9, 2018.

Nominees and award recipients include Canadians who work in business, government and other public-sector organizations and not-for-profit entities.  Launched in 2011, the ITAC Ingenious Awards program invites nominations from across Canada’s ICT industry, from organizations that have realized significant results through the innovative use of information and communications technology (ICT).  The two CanadianCIO of the Year Awards recognize overall excellence among Canada’s community of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) – one from the private sector and the other from the public sector.

Awards Categories

There are six ITAC Ingenious nominations categories from which to choose:

  • Large Private Sector
  • Large Public Sector
  • Medium Size Private Business
  • Small Size Private Business
  • Small to Medium Size Public Sector / Not-for-Profit
  • Ingenious Spark (new growth)

For more information on the awards program and to download a nomination form, please visit

To learn more about last year’s winners from all categories, for both Awards programs, click here.

Awards Gala

The ITAC Ingenious Awards and CanadianCIO Awards will be presented on November 6, 2018 at the Omni King Edward Hotel, in Toronto, ON.

Our Partners

ITAC is proud to partner with the CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) on both the Ingenious Awards Program and CanadianCIO of the Year Awards.  CIOCAN together with CanadianCIO Magazine partner to recognize individuals making extraordinary contributions to the evolution of technology in Canada in their capacity as CIO’s in both the public and private sector for the CanadianCIO of the Year Awards.


 About Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally.

A prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity, ITAC encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, ITAC has served as the authoritative national voice of the $170 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 36,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates over one million jobs directly and indirectly and invests $4.9 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer.


For more information, contact:

Christine Leonard at 905-580-2048 or