STEM Camps Coming To GTA Thanks To Local MPs

Canadian girls and boys are tomorrow’s Canadian innovators.  As young adults they will pursue their own employment paths from among a wide-ranging choice of endeavours, and many will choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math.  But not enough according to many sources.

And STEM Camp is changing this.

STEM Camp is Canada’s cutting-edge, not for profit, summer camp educational opportunity that engages Canadian youth to choose wisely – at an early age – whatever careers they may wish to pursue, as they make their way through the pre-post secondary learning process.

Thanks to the support of local Members of Parliament such as Markham-Thornhill MP Mary Ng and Beaches-East York MP, Nathaniel Erskine-Smiththe GTA will see an increase from 5 locations to 24 locations surrounding the GTA including Mississauga, Toronto, Etobicoke, Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa.

During its early years of operation the STEM Camp attendance ratio between girls and boys has been at an unsatisfactory level of one girl to four boys. This summer, STEM Camp’s ratio is expected to dramatically change to the level of one girl to two boys – a significant increase.  Early registration for STEM Camp already points in that direction.  This change is the result of new tactics to encourage girls to take much more interest in preparing for careers that tended to be male-dominated in the past.

This year, changes in the STEM Camp program include an increase in gender-neutral themes and activities, Also, a significant marketing outreach was undertaken to remind parents that their daughters have a wide range of career choices before them in Canada’s tomorrow.  Moreover, more female counsellors – recruited from university and college STEM-related academic programs – will be engaged at STEM Camp locations everywhere.

STEM Camp will start on July 4, 2018 and continue for 6-8 weeks in the GTA depending on location. Learn more at stemcamp.ca

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