CWSF Locations

3. Programs
Policy Number:
Policy Section: 
CWSF Hosting
Approved by: 
Executive Director
Date Approved: 
Sat, Oct 1, 2011
Date Effective: 
Date Last Amended: 
Sat, Oct 1, 2011
Date of Next Review: 
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
Executive Director
Contact Email: 

1. Policy

1.1 Youth Science Canada is committed to ensuring that the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) is held in communities across Canada.

  1. The CWSF shall be hosted in communities across Canada, giving preference in certain years to Atlantic Canada, Central Canada (Ontario and Québec), and Western Canada.

1.2 Delivery of a high quality experience for participants requires that certain criteria be met in order for a community to be considered for hosting the event. CWSF host communities must include:

  1. A college and/or university campus;
  2. Facilities to accommodate 800 participants;
  3. A full service airport within 3 hours that offers regular scheduled flights from across Canada (i.e., enough flights to accommodate the arrival of 800 people within one day).

1.3 The maximum CWSF Equalized Travel Plan fee for travel to the host community shall not exceed $1,000 per participant.