Ottawa 2024

Date May 25 - Jun 1, 2024
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Countdown 31 Days to go

Parents & Supporters


A message – to Parents & Supporters

We are thrilled to be hosting the 62nd Annual Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, Ontario.

As parents/guardians and supporters, we thought you might be interested in reading about some of the goals we have as an organizing team.

  • To provide a safe and secure environment for all finalists:
    • Each finalist will be required to wear a namebadge throughout the Fair, the back of the namebadges include emergency contact information as well as any relevant medical information (eg., allergies).
    • The host site for the Fair is Carleton University. All finalists and delegates will be staying on campus with meals served in the cafeteria. Please be sure to tell us about special dietary needs on the registration form and encourage your student to identify these needs to their delegate(s) as well as food service staff at events if they have any questions.
    • Please ensure that your child understands that the adults appointed by his/her regional science fair (known as the delegates) are acting on your behalf, and that your child must have any activity approved by that adult before proceeding. It is vital to your child’s safety and wellbeing that we have delegates fulfill this parental role at CWSF. It is equally important that your child recognize the delegates’ authority as well as that of any authorized CWSF officials or appointed delegates, who are ensuring a safe environment for everyone’s sake.
  • To provide the finalists with exciting new experiences and opportunities to create memories and friendships to last a lifetime:
    • From our opening event to evening activities, a fully immersive tour day, the awards ceremony and closing event, we have planned lots of incredible experiences for your child. Please encourage them to be open to these experiences and make the most of this week!

Further CWSF details will be posted on this website in the months ahead, so simply review the content as May approaches. If you have any questions or require more information between now and then, please refer to the contact details. During the week of the fair, there will be a CWSF App featuring daily information to help you keep up with the activities.

We look forward to welcoming your young scientist to CWSF and plan to make this event an amazing experience for everyone!

– Julia McDevitt, Fair Director & all of Team UV

Key Information

Parents and the general public are invited to visit the exhibits during public viewing. See Plan your visit for details.

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony will be available for parents and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets will be released on the YSC store on May 1st.

If you’re not able to attend in-person, the Awards Ceremony (and other events) will be livestreamed on the Youth Science Canada YouTube channel.

Contact Information

Online Registration, Awards Program, Sponsors and General Inquiries

  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 0 (Lori Murray)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-341-0040
  • E-mail:


CWSF Event/Logistics


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