our impact

Since engineering isn’t a subject traditionally taught in schools, many have a difficult time understanding what it is. That’s why we believe in the value of creating positive engineering experiences for young minds. In doing so, we plant the idea that there’s a place for everyone in engineering.

We have found that this approach also has an impact on the professionals delivering outreach activities – they reconnect with their engineering stories, rediscovering their passion for engineering.

We’ve had a lot of success over the years, but some of our highlights are outlined below:

  • We have managed close to 2000 volunteers as a part of the Engineer-in-Residence Program (EIR) and during National Engineering Month (NEM) in Ontario.
  • Since managing Ontario’s National Engineering Month campaign in 2011, we have tripled the number of events taking place (from 100 to over 350 in 2017) and built a strong financial reserve.
    • Find out more about the impact we are having at Ontario Colleges with the College Challenge during National Engineering Month
  • We doubled participation in Professional Engineers Ontario’s Engineer-in-Residence program in one year, and currently manage the relationships between nearly 200 EIR volunteers and their teacher matches.
  • As members of the Engineering Change Lab, we lead and facilitate initiatives on Diversity and Clear Pathways from K-12 to Engineering.
  • We have incubated independent organizations and projects related to youth and STEM, by supporting members of our inspired community including Engspire, STEM Unlock, Break Bits and most recently, EngiQueers Canada
  • We bring our messaging about engineering directly to students by attending conferences, workshops and other speaking events.

  • Our collaborators include Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, Professional Engineers Ontario, Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, TD Meloche Monnex Insurance, Google Canada, Durham District School Board, Actua, and Proctor and Gamble.

Feedback from “This is Technology Too!” event with Google Shop – Heartland Best Buy, Mississauga, ON (Fall 2017)

“Engineering help keeps the world safe and the water clean”


Feedback from “This is Technology Too!” event with Google Shop – Heartland Best Buy, Mississauga, ON (Fall 2017)

“[Engineering] helps people and doctors”


Feedback from “This is Technology Too!” event with Google Shop – Heartland Best Buy, Mississauga, ON (Fall 2017)

“Engineering is more than screens”

 


Feedback from “This is Technology Too!” event with Google Shop – Heartland Best Buy, Mississauga, ON (Fall 2017)

Three words to describe Engineering:  Passion, fun, energetic


Feedback from “Engineering Day” at Spencer Avenue Public School, Orangeville, ON (Spring 2017)

 


Feedback from “Engineering Day” at Spencer Avenue Public School, Orangeville, ON (Spring 2017)


Feedback from “Engineering Day” at Spencer Avenue Public School, Orangeville, ON (Spring, 2017)


Feedback from “Engineering Day” at Spencer Avenue Public School, Orangeville, ON (Spring 2017)