In 2019-20, over 200 employees from 32 donor corporations gave over 300 hours to support in-person and virtual events engaging youth, educators and Let’s Talk Science volunteers across Canada. Participation ranged from judging contests to speaking engagements, completing career profiles, joining Let’s Talk Science sites for community events, and kit building to provide additional Outreach Activity materials.
“It is an honour to be a Visionary Donor to Let’s Talks Science. The organization has not only made significant inroads raising the value of science literacy in the community, a mandate consistent with Amgen’s attention to attracting bright young minds into the field of science, they have also provided meaningful thought leadership and helped shape education policy in Canada and around the world. It has been a critical component of the value proposition at Amgen Canada that staff have the opportunity to support the community and they have enthusiastically participated as volunteers and role models both in person and virtually.”
Brian Heath, Vice-President & General Manager, Amgen Canada Inc.
"It has been a pleasure supporting Let’s Talk Science over the years. Between the incredible work and dedication from volunteers and staff, to the interest and excitement of the many youth taking part in programming, it has been an enriching experience to see such commitment, passion and collaboration geared at expanding access to the sciences across Canada."
Adrian Kupesic, Director Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability - Bayer Inc.
"Partnerships are not limited to our financial support, they are an opportunity to build relationships between community organizations and our employees. Whether through offering Let’s Talk Science our booth space at educational events, participation in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge and Career Exploration or activities with Outreach volunteers, Rio Tinto is pleased to support Let’s Talk Science in the development of educational STEM activities for all Canadian students."
Claudine Gagnon, General Manager (interim) CSP, Atlantic Operations, Rio Tinto
"Employee engagement is an important part of the Roche Canada philanthropy program. Our partnership with Let’s Talk Science allows our employees to share their skills, knowledge and time through various in-person and online opportunities, such as building kits, speaking at or judging a Challenge, participating on a Career Panel, or speaking at a Symposium where they have the occasion to profile their career path. We look forward to our continued partnership with Let’s Talk Science where we can encourage students to participate and engage in STEM education."
Vanessa Federovich, Vice President, People & Culture and Corporate Services, Hoffmann-La Roche Limited