School Board Partners:
Special thanks goes to our school board partners who actively work with SiS to make our program a success.
- Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4
- Horizon School Board Division No. 67
- Lethbridge School District #51
- Palliser Regional Schools
- Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board
- Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
- Conseil Scolaire Viamonde
- District School Board of Niagara
- Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
- Durham Catholic District School Board
- Durham District School Board
- Grand Erie District School Board
- Halton Catholic District School Board
- Halton District School Board
- Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board
- Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
- Kawartha-Pine Ridge District School Board
- Niagara Catholic District School Board
- Ottawa-Carleton Catholic District School Board
- Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
- Peel District School Board
- Peterborough VNC Catholic District School Board
- Simcoe County District School Board
- Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
- Thames Valley District School Board
- Toronto Catholic District School Board
- Toronto District School Board
- Trillium Lakelands District School Board
- Upper Canada District School Board
- Upper Grand District School Board
- Waterloo Catholic District School Board
- Waterloo Region District School Board
- Wellington Catholic District School Board
- York Catholic District School Board
- York Region District School Board
Meet Our Supporters
Scientists in School gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our many partners who share our passion for bringing science to life for tomorrow's innovators and leaders. Thank you for helping us to inspire close to 600,000 young minds each year.
- Direct Energy
- Imperial Oil Founcation
- NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)*
- Purdue Pharma
- Beacon Environmental
- Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association
- Canadian Nuclear Society
- Eli Lilly Canada
- Huronia Community Foundation
- Optimist Club of Ajax
* A special thank you to those partners that have made multi-year commitments to SiS.
Get to Know our Supporters
Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. OTF support of Scientists in School was instrumental in establishing program in our newest region - Hamilton, Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Counties.
Cameco is one of the world's largest uranium producers. Cameco supports community initiatives, including Scientists in School, that focus on youth, education and literacy, health and wellness, and community development. Cameco's support of Scientists in School has been critical to the development of our program in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is an Ontario-based electricity company - one of the largest power companies in North America. OPG and the OPG Pensioner's trust has supported Scientists in School's programs in Durham region, Niagara region, and Hamilton, Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk Counties for the past seven years. OPG believes that a good company gives back to the communities in which it operates, to help improve the quality of life in those communities.
Hydro One, an Ontario Crown Corporation, provides electricity to homes and businesses across Ontario. Hydro One has been a proud supporter of Scientists in School since 2002 and has helped Scientists in School expand across Ontario and work with First Nations communities.
John and Deborah Harris Family Foundation
The John and Deborah Harris Family Foundation is a private foundation based in Toronto. The foundation has supported Scientists in School since 2007.
Hamilton Community Foundation
The Hamilton Community Foundation serves as a catalyst for positive change in Hamilton. The HCF has supported Scientists in School since 2010 through The Young Fund, a fund set up by the Young family and has played a critical role in building our Hamilton, Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk region.
The McLean Foundation
The McLean Foundation is a private, family foundation based in Toronto. The McLean Foundation is highly-recognized for its philanthropic support of the arts, and conservation, education, and health and welfare organizations across Canada. The foundation has supported Scientists in School's innovative programs since 2009.
Pfizer Canada is a healthcare company dedicated to helping Canadians and animals live healthier lives. Pfizer not only believes in a strong body and sound mind, but also in a healthy and vibrant community. Pfizer Canada has provided support for Scientists in School's program since 2012.
RBC is one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies. The RBC Foundation focuses its support on healthy communities, children and youth, and, through the Blue Water Project, on water stewardship. The foundation has supported Scientists in School's science enrichment programs for children and youth since 2002.
Our sincerest thanks to all individuals who have, through their generosity, helped SiS spark scientific curiosity in our youth. A special thank-you to the many individuals who have donated $50+ in the last year. For a listing, please click here (pdf).
Our sincerest thanks are also extended to the many others who have supported SiS with smaller donations. Your support is truly appreciated.
In 2012, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, an agency of the Government of Canada, announced funding of nearly $1 million over three years to Scientists in School under the agency's Youth STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) initiative. At the funding announcement, made during Scientists in School's 5 million celebration, Chris Alexander, Member of Parliament for Ajax-Pickering stated, "When you support organizations that engage students in STEM fields - as a teacher, a parent, a volunteer, a donor, or a community partner - you help inspire tomorrow's innovators and leaders and build a stronger and more prosperous Canada. I'm proud that this investment will allow Scientists in School to expand its workshops to new schools in Ontario and encourage students to become scientists in their own schools today, and southern Ontario's innovators in the future."
Scientists in School and our charitable donor, the Toyota Canada Foundation (TCF), share the belief that by giving kids a chance to be scientists in their own classrooms and empowering them through hands-on learning, we will help foster the growth of scientifically & technologically savvy leaders for our future.
Since 1997, Toyota Canada and the Toyota Canada Foundation have been the key partner of SiS, ensuring the success of our program. Toyota has fueled SiS's growth from a grassroots outreach project to a dynamic charitable organization reaching close to 600,000 children and youth each year. SiS is grateful for Toyota's unwavering support and enthusiasm and looks forward to continued success as we work together to 'spark' scientific curiosity in children right across Canada.
"The Toyota Canada Foundation is focused on working with our partners towards educating our leaders of tomorrow. TCF sponsors scholarship programs at the post-secondary level nationally and is extremely proud to support Scientists in School, where we can reach young children within the elementary school system.
We are proud to have been a part of the success of SiS's program over the last 13 years and we look forward to its continued growth. We congratulate SiS on their achievements and are proud to be their key partner."
- Cyril Dimitris, Director, Officer & Corporate Secretary, Toyota Canada Inc.
Since 1997, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and its Chapters and Scientists in School (SiS) have been working together to bring engaging, hands-on science experiences to Canadian children and youth.
In 2011/12, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and 17 of its local Ontario and Alberta chapters provided support to Scientists in School, helping to bring discovery-based learning to nearly 600,000 student scientists and providing complimentary workshops to classrooms in schools serving less-privileged neighbourhoods. Chapter support helped purchase the scientific materials and equipment necessary to make hands-on learning possible.