Sponsors and Partners

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CanWIT programs and services are made possible by the generous support of our National Sponsors and Partners. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on our sponsorship package offers. CanWIT Sponsors and/or Partners are companies and organizations that value gender diversity and work to encourage a strong female workforce in a sector that is traditionally male-dominated. CanWIT works closely with its sponsors and partners on a regular basis to attract women into Canada's advanced technology sectors.

National Sponsors



Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 40 other countries.

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in sponsorships. Learn more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.


PwC Canada has more than 6,500 partners and staff in locations from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia.  With more than 100 years of excellence in Canada, PwC provides industry focused assurance, advisory and tax services for public, private and government clients in four areas: Corporate accountability; Risk management; Structuring and mergers and acquisitions; Performance and process improvement.


Status of Women Canada/Condition Feminine Canada is a federal government association that encourages the full involvement of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. SWC works to advance fairness for women and to eliminate the obstacles to women's involvement in society, putting particular stress on increasing women's economic safety and eliminating violence against women.


CIBC is a leading Canadian-based financial institution with a market capitalization of $30.7 billion and a Tier 1 capital ratio of 13.9%. Which has two major businesses - CIBC Retail Markets and Wholesale Banking- focused in Canada and around the world. CIBC provides a full range of financial products and services to almost 11 million clients.


The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) grows the revenues of its members by creating a collaborative edge -- a chain of expanding value that ripples across Canada’s Innovators, Commercializers, Users, and Professionals. The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together.


Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with more than 85,000 employees in offices around the world, The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD offers a full range of financial products and services to approximately 22 million customers worldwide.

Accenture is one of the world's leading management consulting, technology services and outsourcing companies. We strongly believe that attracting, retaining and promoting women is critical to the success of our company. It’s why we have more than 80,000 women—nearly 35% of our global workforce—contributing to an environment that’s rich in diversity, acknowledges each individual's strengths and promotes respect, personal achievement and stewardship.


At CISCO customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. Cisco has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.


The NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada's premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada's innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind.


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