Let’s Talk Science thanks the Government of Canada for its renewed commitment in our work. Budget 2019 announced an investment of $10 million over two years to Let’s Talk Science, thereby extending its current commitment to 2022. This investment will enable more Canadian children and youth to engage in programming that develops key competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication as well as career awareness needed in a rapidly changing world underpinned by science and technology.
“We are humbled by the confidence the Government of Canada continues to show in Let’s Talk Science,” says President and Founder, Dr. Bonnie Schmidt. “We are committed to providing meaningful and relevant learning experiences using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to support critical skill development in youth and children across the country.”
Renewed support from the Government of Canada will ensure Let’s Talk Science programs remain accessible to children, youth and educators across Canada. With a historic commitment to collaboration, Let’s Talk Science works with post-secondary institutions, research partners, industry, community organizations and others to build strategic partnerships that connect the Canadian education system with the STEM community to develop a talented generation of citizens, workers, entrepreneurs, innovators and change agents needed for Canada’s future.
Since the 2015 investment from the Government of Canada, Let’s Talk Science programs and resources have been provided at no cost and accessed in more than 2,500 communities.
Over 25 years, Let’s Talk Science has impacted more than 7.4 million children, youth, educators, and volunteers across Canada. We remain committed to inspiring futures and supporting youth development through STEM engagement.