Awards & Recognition

Awards and Recognition



World Economic Forum - 2014

Janet Longmore was chosen as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals, a leading body that advises the World Economic Forum.



Indspire Award, Youth-Métis category - 2014

Gabrielle Fayant, the project co-ordinator for ReachUp! North, was recognized with this national award, marking the committment she has made to Indigenous leadership in Canada.



Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government - 2014

DOT Rwanda Country Director, Violette Uwamutara, was recognized for being a passionate advocate for the role of women in Rwanda's future as an information technology and innovation hub in Africa.



Social Entrepreneur of the Year - 2013

The Schwab Foundation named Janet Longmore a Social Entrepreneur of the Year for her innovation and global impact.



Change Agent Award - 2013

The Anita Borg Institute presented DOT Rwanda Country Director, Violette Uwamutara, the Change Agent Award  for her transformative work supporting women in ICT in Rwanda and East Africa.



Ashoka Senior Fellow - 2013

Ashoka Canada elected Janet Longmore a Senior Fellow for her lifelong work in bringing system-changing solutions in the field of economic development, specifically youth development.



World of Difference 100 Award - 2011

The International Alliance for Women presented Janet Longmore with the World of Difference 100 Award for her accomplishments as a social entrepreneur and advocate for women and youth



Entrepreneur of the Year - 2011

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, Canadian Women in Technology network presented Janet Longmore the Sara Kirke Entrepreneur of the Year Award for her outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership.

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Trailblazer & Trendsetter Award - 2010

The Women's Executive Network presented Janet Longmore with the Trailblazer &Trendsetter Award and named her one of Canada's Top 100 Women of Influence.

Special Recognition

In 2012 DOT celebrated 10 years of impact. The DOT model has created thousands of young leaders of change - young people with the passion, skills and self-confidence to train and motivate their peers and community members to capitalize on the economic and education opportunities around them and to realize the potential and benefits of new technology infrastructures.
Young DOT leaders are supporting innovation through technology in their schools, are helping their peers find jobs and create small businesses and social enterprises, and are contributing to safer communities through increased community involvement. DOT participants are increasing their use of technology, creating their own digital communities and increasing their self-esteem and self-reliance.
DOT is proud of its work and, as Canada's Governor General said in his letter to DOT on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, "DOT has been able to knit elements of innovation, youth and technology together, and to be a catalyst for change."

Congratulations to DOT from the Governor General of Canada

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