Annual Awards Gala


The WCT Annual Awards Gala is an industry tradition attended by a who’s who of the Canadian communications and technology sectors.

Join us along with over 450 high-profile government and business leaders from across the country as we honour the industry’s very best with WCT's Annual Awards.

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WCT Gala Video V4 from WCT-FCT on Vimeo.



April 26th, 2017

Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m. 
Awards and Dinner: 6 – 9 p.m.
Dessert Reception: 9 p.m. 


  • Opening Cocktail Reception
  • Dinner
  • WCT Annual Awards Presentation
  • Closing Dessert Reception


Paul and Bernadette

Ottawa, Ontario

Attire: Business Formal
Approximately 75% of men wear dark suits 
and women either wear cocktail dresses or 
evening business suits.


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The Awards


Woman of the Year

The Woman of the Year Award is the highest individual honour bestowed by WCT each year. The Award is presented to a woman at an executive level who, throughout her career, has made a significant contribution to any sector of the communications and technology industries, and who has contributed materially to the advancement of women within the industry.

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Company of the Year

The Company of the Year is an industry role model and leader, establishing best practices for company wide diversity and supporting women’s advancement.



Leadership Excellence Awards

The Leadership Excellence awards celebrate women of achievement who have distinguished themselves in any sector of the communications and technology industries.

There are nine different categories of Leadership Excellence: Mentor, Innovator, Trailblazer, Technology Innovator, Diversity Champion, Emerging Leader, Entrepreneur, WCT Leader.



Leadership Excellence Award for Empowerment, presented by IBM

This award for engaging girls in STEM recognizes an individual, program, organization or company that demonstrates success in empowering girls to continue their participation and education in STEM.




 WCT Gala Sponsors


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Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) is a not-for-profit organization - an association of women who work in the communications, digital media and technology sectors. With the help of our sponsors, we are committed to creating jobs and advancing women in their careers by facilitating a Canadian network of industry support and recognition, leadership and skills development, and mentoring.

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