STEM is instrumental in solving the world’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, infectious diseases, and food insecurity. Our future depends on our ability to inspire and prepare youth with the skills and confidence in STEM.
Evidence-based research confirms we’re creating positive and significant changes in the attitudes and behaviours of youth toward STEM at every stage in their education and career pathway. And it doesn’t stop there. By engaging youth today, we’re strengthening the social fabric and economic outcomes of the future.
university and college based members
undergraduate students employed each year as instructors
youth engaged each year
communities across Canada reached each year
volunteers delivering STEM workshops
face-to-face hours of programming delivered each year
youth reached since our inception
Actua is a program that is all around Canada. My students have learnt so much and enjoyed all activities. I believe my students will use this in the future. Thank you!
Skilling Up Teachers in Land-Based Education: A Micro-Credential Opportunity
As part of Actua's work to empower educators, we are now offering opportunities to gain micro-credentials as a way to recognize and develop their skills portfolio.
Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Youth in STEM
Improving equity in STEM requires creating safe and welcoming STEM environments for all. Read about programs doubling down on efforts to include LGBTQ2+ youth in STEM.
The Digital Revolution: Leaving No Girl Behind
Actua convened a panel to discuss the benefits of digital literacy among girls, barriers that exist and solutions to pave the way for the next generation of technologists.
Publications & Reports
Everything we do has a purpose guided by evidence and backed by ongoing reflection and discussion with those we serve. Explore some of the evidence driving our work, as well as our impact, in the reports and publications below:
2021 Annual Report
2018/2019 Annual Report
2017/2018 Annual Report
2016/2017 Annual Report
Coding the Future Survey
Coding the Future II Survey
Canadian Teachers’ Readiness for STEM Education Survey Report
Indigenous Land-based STEM Education Discussion Paper
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