Ottawa, Oct 4, 2019 – Today, Toyota Canada Foundation announced continued support of Actua by a $200,000 investment. Toyota’s concession will support a rendezvous of underserved girl opposite Canada and a launch of Actua’s Fall Maker Mobile tour. The proclamation was done by Leslie Miller, Toyota Canada Foundation Board Member, during a special seminar where internal Ottawa students were given a hide look of a interactive creation practice a Maker Mobile will be bringing to girl this Fall.
“The Toyota Canada Foundation invests in inhabitant STEM preparation overdo programs focused on enlivening some-more girl from underrepresented segments of a race to pursue an preparation and career in this area,” says Miller. “We’re unapproachable to be providing appropriation for Actua’s Maker Mobile module as it connects face-to-face with thousands of rural, remote and inland youth, enchanting them to suppose and innovate, and relocating them to cruise an preparation and career in science, technology, engineering or math.”
Actua’s Maker Mobile is a relocating builder space full of sparkling technology, relocating participants to examination with hands-on training and to emanate their possess innovations. The stream Maker Mobile debate will revisit 20 communities and rivet 2,500 girl opposite Ontario and Northern Quebec by suggestive and enriching digital and STEM-related experiences. A poignant priority for a plan is to rivet underrepresented girl audiences including girls, Indigenous girl and those with socioeconomic challenges.
“After an impossibly successful smoothness of Actua’s inhabitant Canada 150 Signature Maker Mobile debate in 2017, Actua is anxious to strike a highway with Toyota Canada Foundation again to broach some-more relocating opportunities in creation to youth,” pronounced Jennifer Flanagan, CEO, Actua. “For Canada to rise a digitally lettered and innovative workforce, we need to plant a seeds early on. Toyota’s re-investment will assistance Actua build STEM and employability skills that will safeguard girl are prepared to lead and support Canada’s place on a universe stage.”
Today’s girl paint Canada’s subsequent era of designers, engineers, and automotive technicians, and will be moulding a destiny of mobility. With that understanding, a Toyota Canada Foundation focuses on ancillary programs that allege science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) preparation programs that go over textbooks and tablets. Through Actua’s Maker Mobile program, a substructure will assistance move hands-on makerspace workshops into remote and inland communities, and enthuse Canadian girl to experiment, innovate, pattern and prototype.
The Toyota Canada Foundation appropriation will also support a rendezvous of underrepresented girl by specialized inhabitant programs including 35,000 Indigenous youth, 10,000 girls and immature women in high impact all-girls programming, and 35,000 at-risk youth.
About Actua: Actua is Canada’s largest science, technology, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) girl overdo network representing 40 university and college formed members. Each year, Actua’s flourishing network of member organizations strech over 300,000 immature Canadians in 500 communities nationwide. Actua focuses on a rendezvous of underrepresented girl by specialized programs for Indigenous youth, girls and immature women, at-risk girl and girl vital in Northern and remote communities. Its inhabitant InSTEM module reaches over 35,000 Indigenous girl per year in over 200 Indigenous communities. Actua’s vital appropriation partners include: Government of Canada, Google Canada, a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, RBC Foundation, Suncor Energy Foundation, TD Bank Group, Microsoft Canada, Finning Canada, Imperial, Toyota Canada Foundation, GE Canada, Mastercard, CIRA and Lockheed Martin Canada. For some-more information about Actua, revisit actua.ca.
About a Toyota Canada Foundation:
The Toyota Canada Foundation is a private free substructure focused on ancillary purebred free organizations dedicated to inhabitant science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) preparation overdo programs focused on enlivening some-more girl from segments of a race now underrepresented in STEM to pursue an preparation and career in this area.
For some-more information:
Consultant, Corporate Communications, Toyota Canada Foundation
(416) 438-6320 ext. 2160