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Let’s Talk Science reaches 5 million with STEM

2017-06-29 | News, News & Events

Student participates in a Let's Talk Science Outreach activityAs Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Let’s Talk Science is also celebrating a significant milestone – we have now inspired more than 5 million children, youth, educators and members of the general public with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)!

Technological changes are impacting the world of work and global challenges are demanding even more STEM-trained people. Since Let’s Talk Science started in 1993, we have worked with children, youth and educators to bring STEM to life. Today, our free programs help prepare youth for the jobs of the future – jobs that may not even exist yet.

While we are making a significant impact, we’re continuing our work to ensure parents and youth understand that a background in STEM develops critical thinking and analytical skills (among others) – skills youth need to succeed in all jobs, not just those in the STEM fields.

Student participates in a Let's Talk Science Outreach activityWith this in mind, we are also celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with a new initiative – Canada 2067. It is a national project to shape the future of STEM learning from Kindergarten to the end of secondary school. We’re asking Canadians to join the conversation and help develop an action plan and a national vision for STEM education. The objective is to ensure youth have the skills they need to succeed and thrive in the jobs of today and the future. You can contribute to the conversation by visiting canada2067.ca/have-your-say.

As a leading partner in STEM education in Canada, our ability to reach children, youth and educators is possible thanks to the generous support from our sponsors including the Government of Canada, Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd., Mitchell A. Baran, the Government of Ontario, the Trottier Family Foundation, Amgen Canada and 3M.

As Canada celebrates its 150th, we are proud to have been a partner in education for almost 25 years and look forward to continuing to excite youth with STEM from coast to coast to coast in the years ahead. If you’d like to learn more about our programs and services, please contact us.