At Let’s Talk Science, we have a bold vision of a long-term, consistent and sustained approach to advocating STEM literacy. Our Spotlight on Science Learning reports uncover why STEM learning is important to all Canadians.
Are you passionate about STEM? Are you a leader in a STEM discipline? Do you believe STEM should be given a higher priority in the Canadian education system? It takes a country to raise a child. Everyone has a role to play! Starting in the sandbox, developing STEM skills early is key to ensuring Canadian youth are equipped for their future roles as informed citizens and working professionals. Inspiring and engaging them now will not only help them to thrive personally, but will also help them contribute to an innovative workforce able to meet the changing needs of a global economy.
Impact of advocacy
With more people working together, we can ensure our young people have access to the programs, resources, learning opportunities and career information that will keep them engaged and help them fulfill their potential.
How to advocate
Talk about the importance of engaging youth in STEM literacy with:
- your political representatives
- your child’s teachers and principals
- your local school and community centre leaders
Canada 2067 engages educators, youth, business and government leaders, community groups and parents to collaboratively develop and implement an innovative framework for STEM learning for the next 50 years towards Canada’s bicentennial.
To get involved, please see canada2067.ca
"I encourage you... to continue exploring STEM connections and you’re going to find that following that passion is going to lead to amazing opportunities in your life."
- Jeremy Hansen
Canadian Space Agency astronaut
"One day our country will rely on you and your scientific skills to tackle our future challenges. I encourage you to keep exploring, keep asking questions… and keep chasing new discoveries... you never know where they might take you."
- The Honourable Kirsty Duncan
Minister of Science
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