About Let’s Talk Science/Parlons Science
Did you know that 5 out of 6 students in Canada don’t graduate high school with the courses required to apply for engineering? Or that only 17% of students in Canada complete Grade 12 physics?
An award-winning, national, charitable organization focused on education and outreach to support youth development, 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. To do this, we create and deliver unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to support learning and skill development. . Our programs, resources and services are provided at no cost to youth and educators and motivate and empower children and youth to fulfill their potential and prepare for their future careers and roles as citizens. Every donation makes a difference and allows us to continue our work – impacting youth in Canada and setting them up for success.
Since 1993, Let’s Talk Science has excited, inspired and engaged more than 9.5 million children, youth, educators and volunteers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Our world is rapidly changing. Children and youth in Canada need to be curious, ask questions and challenge the status quo to succeed. In a world increasingly driven by innovation, the demand for people who can fill STEM-related jobs – will only continue to increase. Still, the reality is that most students disengage from STEM courses before graduating high school.
Recognizing the social and economic barriers that face many children and youth in Canada, we strive to ensure equal access to our programs and resources for all youth, no matter if they live in rural, remote, urban, suburban or indigenous communities. And with Indigenous Peoples significantly underrepresented in STEM-related careers, Let’s Talk Science offers meaningful programming that inspires Indigenous youth to see a future in STEM.
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, we cannot afford to leave any behind in Canada.
How your gift will be used
Your gift will offer experiential and digital programs that engage youth in meaningful STEM learning. Additionally, your gift will provide educators with opportunities to discover and use effective learning strategies to develop and strengthen students’ questioning and problem-solving skills. You will also be supporting STEM education programs that provide an inclusive and accessible platform for youth engagement. Let’s Talk Science has prepared and designed a booklet to assist you with your gift.
Together, we are helping children in Canada develop into creative, critical thinkers and engaged citizens who will lead the future.