Actua is a network-driven organization. We proudly represent over 40 universities and colleges across Canada, delivering hands-on STEM programming to youth in every province and territory.

Engaging Youth in Regional Programs

Network members deliver a collection of on and off-campus STEM programs. These high-impact, accessible and relevant programs inspire and prepare youth, age 6-26, to be leaders and innovators in STEM. Our objective is to engage youth early and often. All programs build confidence and critical employability skills and include:


Week-long day camps provide a variety of fun, hands-on STEM activities. Mostly offered during school holidays, these camps often have weekly themes and both co-ed and all-girls camps are available.


In-school and out-of-school workshops are designed to make learning outcomes of provincial or territorial curricula come alive with hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations. Teachers can select from various STEM themes and book workshops directly through a local network member program.


Year-round after-school and weekend clubs give youth opportunities to explore a wide variety of STEM fields while making friends and interacting with inspiring mentors. Some clubs are co-ed, and many offer an all-girls option.

Enabling a Network of Trailblazers

Together, our network is constantly learning and collaborating. We convene around critical issues and emerging knowledge in STEM education and develop open-sourced content relevant to current and future careers in STEM. Network members also have access to an online portal with a collection of tools and resources, including:

Training and Professional Development

Live and on-demand courses covering topics such as classroom management, national trends in STEM outreach, diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM, Indigenous worldviews, content development and more.

Capacity-Building Resources

Guiding principles, resources, tools and templates to deliver high-quality programs focused on building the most relevant and in-demand skills needed for youth to thrive.


Opportunities to apply for fast and dependable funding to grow and strengthen programs.

Peer-to-Peer Networking

Discussion boards and interactive events to exchange ideas and learn from a diverse pool of expertise.

Network Members & Programs


British Columbia


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Organizations that meet our network membership criteria can apply to join. The application process is rigorous, designed to ensure applicants are fully prepared to contribute to Actua’s national initiatives, demonstrate excellence and accountability and actively collaborate with the network.

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