CyberStart Canada

Empowering girls, young women and non-binary students to explore cybersecurity in a fun, safe and collaborative environment.


Funded by Public Safety Canada’s Cyber Security Cooperation Program, together with support from SANS Institute, Cyberstart Canada uses gamification to measurably improve cyber-related knowledge and skills, and increase interest in cybersecurity careers among an engaged community of girls, young women and non-binary students across Canada.

CyberStart Canada will engage 700 girls and non-binary students from Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia in 2022-23, and then nationally the following year. In addition to the CyberStart game, participants will gain access to cyber career talks, workshops and other engagement activities throughout the duration of the program.