Thursday, December 22, 2016

STEAM Horizon Awards for Grade 12s (and maybe some Grade 11s)

Are you often described as a leader, an achiever, or an innovator? Do you have limitless drive, ambition, and determination? If so, there’s an opportunity to receive a $25,000 prize towards your post-secondary education.


You could receive a $25,000 prize towards your post-secondary education. With your academic excellence and great communication skills, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact and solve real world problems. You could also be flown to Ottawa and recognized for your achievements at the Foundation’s National Science and Innovation Gala.


  • Must be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of Canada
  • Must be between 16 and 18 years old at the time of application
  • Must be recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments in a formal or informal way
  • Must be maintaining a minimum academic average of 85%
  • Must either be preparing to enroll, or currently enrolled, in their first year of post-secondary education. The enrolment must be in a STEAM field in Canada


Global Teenager Project

The challenge Based Learning Circles will start again in February 2017 until the end of May, offered by The Global Teenager Project, iEARN and ICT&E. This is an invitation to join and register.  
Some background information:
A Learning Circle is a virtual classroom where students and teachers work and learn together with their peers around the world. Using internet, wiki's and social media, students communicate about meaningful global topics.
The Learning Circle methodology offers a 16 week interactive, challenge driven learning process, that provides content knowledge in a rich 21st century skills context. Peer assessment within the project is supported by peerScholar. The inclusive character of this tool enables students from around the world to view and assess their work together. By taking ownership of their own learning we enable students to create a deeper and more meaningful learning, in interaction with the world.
NEW :  ---> For 2017 it is possible to choose from three themes:
  • Saving Our Planet: with an introduction phase and two challenges in which students will do research about 2 Sustainable Development Goals which are aimed to protect our planet: Affordable and Clean Energy & Climate Action. In this Learning Circle students are sharing research, opinions and experiences. The assignments are inviting all to learn and work together, to make the world a better place.
The English Circles are all inclusive and offered for students in the age of 11 -18 years old, working together in different age groups.
--> Registration is open from now until January 15

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Youth Art Contest for Canada's 150th anniversary!

For All Young Entrepreneurs!

the Government of Ontario and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) re-launched the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch high school competition in September. Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch challenges Ontario students in Grades 9-12 to pitch their best business ideas in a two-minute video.

All finalists will receive a trip to Toronto, expert training, and will present their pitch at OCE's Discovery conference hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Six competition winners also receive reserved entry into Summer Company to develop their business idea (worth up to $3,000 in start-up funding). Last year the competition received 204 entries from high school students across Ontario. The businesses represented a variety of ideas, from an eco-friendly coffee house to innovative apps that connect communities.

You can access a Backgrounder/FAQ, At-a-Glance summary, posters, postcards, and resource guide online at  Please visit our website for full competition details and highlights from last year, or access the program launch press release here

The important dates for this year's competition are:
•             Video submission closes: March 29, 12 p.m., 2017
•             Online Voting period opens: April 4, 2017
•             Online Voting period closes: April 20, 2017
•             Finalists announced: April 24, 2017
•             Boot camp and Discovery conference: May 14-16, 2017

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please don't hesitate to contact Daniel Goncalves at or 416-861-1092 ext. 1070.

Good luck!!!