The majority of STEM disciplines in Canada are male-dominated and there is a significant lack of programming available to girls. The Girls Get WISE program is a university-based program that is funded by the federal government, the university, and corporate sponsorship. This program is delivered in person by educational professionals, science students, and past participants. By engaging girls in hands-on interactive STEM activities in a safe and fun space, this program provides an opportunity for young women to showcase their talents and excitement for science-based topics. The features of this program and its evaluation over a 10 year period are described here.
The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) celebrates the contributions of women in all spheres of Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology, from education to retention and leadership. Their webpage has many links for professionals and role models. Become a member today!
Best of the WWEST is a podcast hosted by the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology! This podcast will feature conversations with incredible women in STEM about their lives, careers, and everything in between! Episodes are released every two weeks, so make sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favourite podcast provider, and never miss an episode!
Ladies Learning Code’s mission is 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. Ladies Learning Code offers workshops for web programming and much more!
Canada 2067 is a national initiative to shape the future of STEM learning, focusing on Kindergarten to Grade 12. Using the perspectives and opinions of Canadians, Canada 2067 will develop an action plan and a national vision for STEM learning that will ensure young Canadians are prepared to compete, thrive and contribute in the rapidly changing world of tomorrow.
Canada 2067 is currently looking for input from students, parents, educators, and those interested in education. Share your thoughts today!
Canadian Science Publishing provides articles on new Canadian science that can be integrated into the classroom.
With its Gender Action Portal, the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School provides scientific evidence—based on experiments in the field and in the laboratory—on the impact of policies, strategies and organizational practices aimed at closing gender gaps.
Girls RISEnet provides resources to strengthen the professional capacity of informal science educators to engage and motivate minority girls in grades 6-12 to explore and pursue science and engineering careers.
Here you can find information about the IT industry in Canada, including news, resources, and how to become a member.