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."