As part of Canadian Mathematical Society’s Inclusion Initiative, the Society will invite 400 Black and Indigenous students to participate in the Canadian Open Mathematics Competition (COMC) and Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition at no cost. This is an opportunity for students to engage with mathematics and STEM activities and have their mathematical talent recognized.
We invite all math teachers, school principals, and any other willing proctors to nominate students identifying as Black or Indigenous to take part in this competition.


Prizes and Awards

In Addition to various COMC prizes, students who take part in the Closing the Gap Initiative are automatically entered in a random draw to win on of 4 $500 prizes for their school to be spent on math and STEM resources.

Free Webinars

In 2020, the CMS organised a series of free preparatory webinars for Black and Indigenous students taking part in the Canadian Open Mathematics Competition. Students and teachers and find these webinars and other information about this initiative on CMS’ Closing the Gap page.

You can register your students at any time, even before the competition registrations open, here.
If you have any questions about the program please contact the CMS Competition team: