Let's Talk Science thanks the following organizations for their financial support of CurioCity:
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
With support from FedDev’s Youth STEM initiative, Let’s Talk Science will further the reach and impact of our science outreach activities in southwestern Ontario, including All Science Challenge and CurioCity.
NSERC's PromoScience program supports Let’s Talk Science in working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering (including mathematics and technology). PromoScience supports hands-on learning experiences for young students and their science teachers. A PromoScience Award is helping with the development of the Educator Community Centre including and the ongoing work of the National CurioCity Educator Advisory Panel comprised of provincial education ministry representatives and science teacher association leadership.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
As an agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is committed to helping build healthy and vibrant communities by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. A province-wide grant from The Ontario Trillium Foundation supports new approaches to volunteer and youth engagement through the CurioCity Youth Community Centre. These special projects provide Let’s Talk Science volunteers with the means to engage and mentor Ontario students through a combination of online and in-person ‘citizen science’ projects.
The Monsanto Fund
Sustainable agriculture is at the core of Monsanto. They are committed to developing the technologies that enable farmers to produce more crops while conserving more of the natural resources that are essential to their success. With a grant from Monsanto Canada, Let’s Talk Science will develop the CurioCity Community and the Educator Centre as a valuable tool for educators and students in rural communities across Canada.
Amgen Canada applies science and innovation to help fight serious illness and dramatically improve people’s lives. For more than 25 years, the company has tapped the power of scientific discovery and innovation to advance the practice of medicine. Amgen extends its commitment to the community by supporting science education. Beginning in 2009, AMGEN Canada supports the ongoing development of CurioCity and youth engagement through this program. Career profiles of AMGEN employees have been posted to CurioCity.
The Trottier Family Foundation
The Trottier Family Foundation is a private foundation supporting selected organizations across Canada in the areas of science, technology, education, healthcare and Third World economic development. As a supporter of Let’s Talk Science outreach since 2006, The Trottier Family Foundation also supports the Let’s Talk Science goal to extend and deepen teen engagement with our program through CurioCity.
S. M. Blair Family Foundation
The S. M. Blair Foundation financially supports research and provides funding for charitable, educational and religious purposes in Canada. It also encourages the training and development of Canadians in research. In supporting CurioCity the S. M. Blair Family Foundation is fostering in teens the interest in science and possibilities for Canada’s future researchers.
Let’s Talk Science Core Supporters
Government of Ontario
With over a decade of support for Let’s Talk Science and hands-on/minds-on science outreach, the funds have allowed the organization to develop CurioCity and extend the impact of Let’s Talk Science through web-based programming.
Imperial Oil Foundation
For over 15 years, Imperial Oil Foundation has supported Let’s Talk Science as a core supporter of all our program goals including CurioCity with the goal to build teen engagement in science, engineering and technology.
Trudell Medical Limited
The name Trudell Medical International (TMI) is synonymous with the development of innovative aerosol drug delivery devices and systems for the management of respiratory conditions. With over 10 years of support for Let’s Talk Science, Trudell Medical is a core supporter providing funding towards all of Let’s Talk Science goals, including CurioCity to improve teen engagement in science and provide educator resources for teachers of teens.
Raytheon Canada Limited
Raytheon Canada is a Canadian leader in high technology solutions, engineering services, surveillance and navigation systems, Air Traffic Control radars and systems, Highway Traffic Management, Maritime Surveillance and Optics by Elcan. Raytheon Canada supports Let’s Talk Science and all of our goals, including outreach to Aboriginal youth and building our capacity to reach to teens and their teachers through CurioCity.