Engineers Canada offers three programs that aim to introduce youth to engineering and connect them with engineers in their communities.
The Engineering crest was created to be awarded to Girl Guides and Scouts who complete engineering- or geoscience-related activities while learning about the engineering and geoscience professions through direct interaction with a member of the engineering or geoscience communities. By participating in the program, your units will learn about engineering or geoscience, and will gain a better understanding of how the world around them works and the role engineers and geoscientists play in shaping our world. Learn more here.
Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Past topics have included stormwater management, urban agriculture, public spaces, and green energy. This flexible, cross-curricular educational program gives students an opportunity to do the things that engineers do—identify problems; brainstorm ideas; design solutions; test, retest and build; and share their results. This process is called the engineering design process. With this at its center, Future City is an engaging way to build students’ 21st century skills. Learn more here.
During the Let’s Talk Careers Competition, high school students from across Canada have the opportunity to answer a 10-question quiz each day to earn points towards their individual leaderboards and for their school. These quizzes allow them to explore thousands of career options that they may not have been exposed to, including questions dedicated to engineering. The schools with the highest ranking at the end of each round will win a cash prize, and the students who answered the most questions right in the time period will also win personal cash bursaries! There are $65,000 in cash prizes available to be won over both rounds! Learn more here.