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Building Skills for Life

Our world is rapidly changing and Canadian children and youth need to be curious, ask questions and be capable of challenging the status quo in order to succeed. In a world increasingly driven by innovation, the demand for people who can fill science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) - related jobs - will only continue to increase but the reality is that most Canadian students disengage from STEM courses before graduating high school. 

Did you know?

  • More than half of all students still graduate high school without a senior level math and/or science credit
  • Only 17% of Canadian students complete Grade 12 physics
  • 5 out of 6 students aren't even eligible to apply for engineering 

Let's Talk Science is working to change this. We help Canadian youth build the skills they need for their - and Canada's - future success. Through STEM education we're helping youth learn to take risks, develop the persistence to find innovative solutions to real-world problems, and the competencies required to thrive in an ever-changing world.

With approximately 6.5 million children and youth, ages 3-17, in Canada, we cannot afford to leave any behind. And thanks to the generosity of our supporters across Canada we are having a positive impact.

Today, Let’s Talk Science:

  • works with over 50 universities, colleges and research institutes and over 3,500 volunteers, who bring over 55,000 hours of science outreach to Canadian youth.
  • is accessed in more than 1,700 communities across Canada.
  • has impacted over 147,000 educators through Professional Learning opportunities.

Who We Are

Let’s Talk Science is committed to developing youth who are creative, critical thinkers and knowledgeable citizens prepared to participate and thrive in a complex global environment.

An award-winning, national, charitable organization, Let’s Talk Science has provided engaging, evidence-based STEM programs for more than 25 years at no cost for Canadian youth and educators. Through the generous support of our partners and donors, we are able to provide educators with opportunities to discover and use effective learning strategies to develop and strengthen students’ questioning and problem-solving skills; and offer experiential and digital programs that engage youth in meaningful STEM learning.

Since its inception in 1993, Let’s Talk Science has impacted more than 9.5 million Canadian youth.

Every donation makes a difference and allows us to continue the work we are doing – impacting Canadian youth and setting them up for success.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT - We are better, smarter and more creative when we work together in diverse teams to achieve meaningful outcomes.
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING - We are always learning and view every experience as an opportunity to improve our efforts to build futures.
  • INTEGRITY - We are honest, do the right thing, keep our word and take responsibility for our actions.
  • FUTURE LOOKING - As leaders, we are nimble, take calculated risks and keep evolving everything we do.
  • EMPOWERING OTHERS - We enable people to participate and contribute to make our world better.

 

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