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Elsie Award Nominations

Now accepting nominations for the 15th annual awards program. Submission deadline for nominations is March 31, 2024.

Northern Lights Aero Foundation (NLAF) Elsie Awards


A total of eight Captain Judy Cameron scholarship recipients for 2024 have been chosen, four funded by Air Canada and four funded by CAE. Details coming soon.

NLAF Awards Gala

The 15th annual gala will be held at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario on Saturday, October 5, 2024.

…recognizes and celebrates accomplished women in aviation and aerospace. Our mission is to attract and inspire women to succeed in careers in aviation and aerospace. We will encourage those ambitions by engaging in outreach, facilitating mentorships, providing scholarship opportunities, and championing the values of diversity and inclusion.

Northern Lights Aero Foundation (NLAF)

Table simulator to support women in aviation and aerospace

Mentorship Program

If you’re looking for professional growth and development, joining the Northern Lights Mentorship Program can help. A mentor can be a source of wisdom, support, and encouragement, and a mentoring relationship may be just the boost your career needs.

Wall of Fame

NLAF presents awards to Canadian women in aviation and aerospace. Find out more.

Speakers Bureau

Seeking a keynote address, gala/dinner speaker, conference facilitator or someone who will uplift and motivate audiences? We’ve got inspiring women: Find out more.

Latest News

Nominations Open for Prestigious Aviation and Aerospace Awards

Web Posted: January 3, 2024

The Northern Lights Aero Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 15th annual awards program for the “Elsie” Awards gala on October 5, 2024.

Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship Applications 2024

Web Posted: November 1, 2023

Northern Lights Aero Foundation is excited to announce that the 5th annual Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship is open for applications starting today.

Northern Lights Aero Foundation Announces 2023 Recipients

Web Posted: June 19, 2023

The Northern Lights Aero Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the prestigious “Elsie” award recognizing Canadian women.

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