Parent Resources

Below you'll find events, camps and career information so you can support the children in your life to be inspired by STEM!

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WWEST Women in Science and Engineering Game

Supported by WWEST, the Phylo(mon) Project has released a fun card game that focuses on awesome women in STEM, as well as issues pertaining to the challenges around gender equity. The game can be downloaded for free here!

Why STEM? for Parents & Guradians

What is Engineering?

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WWEST's Gender Diversity in STEM Book

This book answers the questions "Why women in STEM?" "Why does it matter?" "Aren't we past bias in the workplace?" "What if engineering just isn't interesting to girls?" and "What can I do?" with factual, cited answers and evidence. Each topic is succinct, covered in an at-a-glance visual format. Its chapters are accompanied by commentaries from industry leaders and academic experts, selected to provide additional perspectives on the issue of gender diversity in STEM. Topics include: Microaggressions, The Business Case for Gender Diversity, Unconscious Bias, Stereotpye Threat, Social Idenity in the Workplace, Understanding Workplace Diversity for Managers, Gendered Language and Stereotype Awareness for Hiring Committees, Mentoring Works, What is Engineering?, and Why STEM? Information for Parents & Guardians.

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Let's Talk Science
Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in both school and community settings, offering camps and workshops to K-12 students.

Science AL!VE
Science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at SFU.

STEM Outreach Collective

The SFU STEM Outreach Collective is a collection of SFU groups that are focused on promoting outreach and engagement within STEM. Representatives from these groups meet once a semester in order to brainstorm ways to make STEM more accessible for all.

Technovation offers girls ages 10-18 around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. They will learn to identify a problem in their community and create a mobile app solution to address that problem.

Outreach Groups

Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory, UBC
Offers camps throughout the year, many aimed at girls in grades K-12, with a focus on hands-on scientific inquiry.

Brilliant Labs
Brilliant Labs is a not-for-profit, hands-on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada. They support the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and educational curricula.

CMS Math Camps
Each summer, CMS Math Camps provide students with an interest in mathematics with a unique and unforgettable experience. The camps take place in universities and CEGEPs across Canada and range from day camps to week long events. Students who attend the camps leave with new friends, new ideas, and a new outlook on mathematics.

Feminist Frequency
Video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.

GEERing Up!
Engineering and science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at UBC Vancouver & Okanagan.

Let's Talk Science - University of Victoria
Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in both school and community settings, offering camps and workshops to K-12 students.

Math Catcher
The Math Catcher Outreach program aims to promote mathematics and scholarship in general by encouraging elementary and high school students to recognize how math is used in everyday life and how it forms the basis for many of our daily decisions and life-long choices. The storytelling, pictures, models, problem solving, and hands-on activities encourage young people to enjoy math and help dispel myths that math is boring and abstract.

Science Venture
Since 1991, the University of Victoria's Science Venture program has been delivering innovative science, technology, engineering, and math programming to Vancouver Island youth, 5-18 years of age.

We Count Math Society
We Count Math Society is a registered non-profit based in Whitehorse, Yukon. We Count offers Math Mania events, which are free and open to the public.

We For She: Call to Action
WE FOR SHE is pleased to present “Stepping it up for Gender Equality: 2018 Call to Action,” which reports on our collective progress toward gender equality so far, summarizes the input from the table discussions and polls at WE FOR SHE 2017, and outlines what you can do next.

STEM Career Information

A Mighty Girl
Free "Read Question Think" posters for kids.

Bridging the Gap
Twelve videos on occupations in the electricity and renewable energy industry by Electricity Human Resources Canada.

Learn about a careers that use STEM skills and knowledge from people who love what they do for a living. Learn about their career pathways, what motivates them and why their jobs are important to others.


Finding Ada, "What Kind of Scientist Could I Be?"
Based on research by the Science Council, this poster looks at ten different types of career that scientists can have.

Nerd Girls
A growing global movement which celebrates smart-girl individuality that’s revolutionizing our future.

Science and Technology Career Videos
Women in science, engineering and the trades share what they do at work from WISEatlantic, another CWSE Chair.

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Programs to introduce girls to exciting career options and positive female role models in science and technology.


Canada-Wide Science Fair
The Canada-Wide Science Fair brings science, technology, engineering and math out of the classroom - engaging youth in STEM solutions to real world issues.

Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest
The purpose of this competition is to introduce youngsters from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.The competition is held yearly in more than 45 Canadian cities.

Goldie Blox
A multimedia company challenging gender stereotypes with storytelling and STEM.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
This book by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

Ladies Learning Code
A not-for-profit organization with the mission to be the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders - not just consumers - of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way.

MathPickle is a free online resource of original mathematical puzzles, games and unsolved problems for K-12 teachers. It is supported by the American Institute of Mathematics.

Project Implicit
An online test that measures your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation and other topics.

A Canadian charity that provides a month-long summer program focused on STEAM to 800 students every year.