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Hackathon Directory: Canada

Worldwide Hackathon Directory Index

In general, it is best to assume that you cannot start projects in advance of a hackathon, as everyone is required to start their projects during hackathons to maintain a level playing field.

Hackathons In Canada

  1. Hackathons in Waterloo.
  2. Hackathons in Ontario.
  3. Hackathons in Toronto.
  4. Hackathons In Quebec.

Hackathons In Ontario

Hack Western

Hack Western is a hackathon held at Western University in London, Canada in March.

  • Travel Reimbursement: No details on the amount have been provided so far. Travel reimbursements are provided on a case-by-case basis.
  • Duration: 36 hours.
  • Hardware, software, and web development projects are welcome.
  • This hackathon appears to be open to Americans and Canadians only.

Hackathons In Waterloo

Hack The North

Hack The North is held at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

  • Travel Reimbursement: They said they will assist with transportation. Contact them for more information.
  • Free food: Yes.
  • International: Yes.
  • Projects must be started at Hack the North, not prior to the event.
  • Duration: 36 Hours. 
  • High school students are accepted. Please call first.
  • Coding experience is not required. Mentors are available.

Hackathons In Toronto


UofTHacks is a hackathon held at the University of Toronto.

  • Students of all ages may apply (students only, but you can still contact them for consideration).
  • Admissions price: Free.
  • International: Yes.
  • Food: Free.
  • Travel reimbursement: Yes, although it is limited to a certain amount, and can’t be provided to everyone.

Hackathons In Quebec


McHacks is a winter hackathon held in Montreal during the month of February.

  • Travel Reimbursement: Yes, if a project is submitted.
  • Free food: Yes ($150).
  • Admissions price: Free.
  • Projects must be started during this hackathon, not before.
  • Hardware, software, and web projects are welcome, but all projects must be computer-related.

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