The 2021 CIO of the Year Awards recognize Canadian technology leaders who have demonstrated business and technological vision, entrepreneurship, a capacity to drive enterprise transformation and a demonstrated ability to drive value in the marketplace. The Next Generation Leader Award is presented to a technology leader who continuously strives for excellence, best management practices, and innovation. They will be recognized as demonstrating remarkable promise and outstanding talent as a future leader in the technology sector.

There are two parts to the nomination process. The first requires the completion of the attached form that details the nominee's accomplishments and the context in which they were undertaken. The second is to provide a letter of recommendation from their director or manager that clearly indicating why the individual should be considered an up-and-coming leader. If you are having difficulty attaching the letter(s) to the nomination, please email them directly to

If you would like to fill out the nomination form offline, please download the PDF version and email 
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