Federal Funding to Promote Math and Science for Southern Ontario Students

Federal Funding to Promote Math and Science for Southern Ontario Students

Thanks to federal funding of Let’s Talk Science, southern Ontario students will get a boost on their science and math education.

Let’s Talk Science is a charitable organization that delivers science education programs to children and youths across the country.

Here are the benefits of the federal support for Let’s Talk Science:

  • give youths the tools they need to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and problem solvers as future scientists and engineers in our ever increasing high-tech economy,
  • increase the number of All Science Challenge competitions taking place in southern Ontario,
  • develop its outreach activities,
  • expand its network and
  • expand its CurioCity website, which features learning tools for students in grades eight through twelve.

Canada

News Release

PM announces funding to promote math and science for southern Ontario students

11 March 2011

Guelph, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced federal support for Let’s Talk Science, a charitable organization that delivers science education programs to children and youth across the country. He was joined by Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario). Funding will be delivered through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (Fed-Dev Ontario), which was created as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

“Our Government recognizes the importance of preparing today’s youth for today’s high-tech economy,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Our support will help give youth the tools they need to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and problem solvers. And by developing our future talent pool of scientists and engineers, we can help drive innovation in southern Ontario for years to come.”

The Government’s support will allow Let’s Talk Science to develop its outreach activities, expand its network to include events at three additional locations and increase the number of All Science Challenge competitions taking place in southern Ontario. It will also allow the organization to expand its CurioCity website, which features learning tools for students in grades eight through twelve.

Funding announced today is being provided through Fed-Dev Ontario’s Youth STEM Initiative, which is designed to encourage young people to pursue education and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Created in 2009, as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, Fed-Dev Ontario supports economic and community development, innovation and economic diversification in southern Ontario through contributions to communities, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.

For more information on Let’s Talk Science, visit: http://www.letstalkscience.ca/

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