Our workshops open the wonders of science and engineering to everyone, foster environmental stewardship, and encourage children to discover how science is used in their everyday world.
A prosperous and innovative Canada is one where every voice is represented in our workforce, research and scientific discoveries. In order to achieve this vision of a better, more inclusive STEM workforce in Canada, we must develop confidence and heighten critical thinking skills in our youngest citizens at an early age, regardless of their socioeconomic status. We recognize that our user fee, which covers our costs of providing over 25,000 investigative workshops annually, presents a barrier for schools serving low-income communities to access our
workshops for all of their classrooms. In 2016, we created a roadmap to achieve a vision of no child being left behind. Together with our donors, we are working to reach our goals through our Adopt-a-School model. We are constantly looking for new partners to work with to achieve a bigger vision than our current 10-20% annual pool of complimentary workshops for deserving schools. Currently over 30% of our program participants attend schools where average parental incomes are below $60,000. We are working hard to change that so that no child is left behind.
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Impact Story : Nicholas, Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto
“In all of these investigations, I felt a sense of wonder instilled in me by the program. I was always excited going into Scientists in School, as I knew I would learn so much more about what I had observed on my own in the outside world. From analyzing the construction of insects to the physics of simple machines, my curiosity was always reinforced by the omnipresent sense of wonder I felt while completing that day’s experiments and activities.”