Give a Gift of Learning!
COVID-19 has underscored the critical importance of science literacy and public trust in science. STEM engagement builds those attributes and develops critical thinking, problem-solving, evidence-based decision-making skills, and much more. In a world increasingly driven by innovation, the demand for people who can fill STEM-related jobs continues to increase but the reality is that most Canadian students disengage from STEM courses before graduating high school.
Through STEM educational programming, resources and events like the Let’s Talk Science Online Challenge, 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.
“I wanted to take a minute to thank you and your team again for making such an amazing effort in producing the French Challenge online. You kept the kids engaged and coming back, week after week, all the while encouraging them to develop a greater love and appreciation of STEM subjects.”
- Carrie Agapie of Montreal, QC, parent of two daughters who participated in the French Online Challenge.
Thanks to donors Let’s Talk Science can provide all educational programming, resources and events at no cost to educators, parents or caregivers.
We are pleased to offer a number of payment options: a recurring monthly or annual gift, a one-time gift, or a gift that can be paid over your desired time frame.
Every donation makes a difference and allows us to continue the work we are doing – impacting Canadian youth and setting them and Canada up for future success.
Your gift ensures we continue bringing STEM into the lives of children and youth across Canada, and foster their learning and engagement through leadership, innovative educational programs, research and advocacy.
Make a gift through our Giving Catalogue to one of our priority initiatives supporting STEM education for all youth across Canada.
Make a gift in honour of a loved one or friend who is passionate about STEM education, or pay tribute to a family member or friend in a meaningful way.
Leaving a gift in your will is a simple and impactful way of giving to make a gift with tax benefits. Professional advice from your lawyer, accountant or financial advisor will help determine your best way of making a planned gift to Let’s Talk Science.
A gift of securities (such as publicly-traded shares, bonds, mutual funds) to Let’s Talk Science offers considerable tax benefits. You'll get a tax receipt for the market value of your gift, and have the satisfaction of seeing your gift put to good use today. You’ll also pay no capital gains tax if the shares are transferred in kind to Let's Talk Science.
Matching Gift Programs
Many employers will match charitable donations made by their employees. This is an easy way to leverage your gift and increase the impact of your donation. Ask your human resources department if your employer has a matching gift program. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way Donations
Direct all or part of your United Way donation to Let’s Talk Science. On your pledge card indicate what percentage you would like designated to Let’s Talk Science, and include our charitable registration number 88540 0846 RR0001. The United Way will send your donation to Let’s Talk Science and mail you a tax receipt. (Please note that the United Way will keep an administrative fee and forward the balance of your donation to Let’s Talk Science.)
For more information on how you or your organization can support Let's Talk Science, please contact email@example.com.