FedDev Ontario invests $20 million to encourage youth to pursue science

November 29, 2010

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario announced yesterday the new Youth STEM initiative, which will provide up to $20 million for non-profit organizations to enhance or expand educational science and technology outreach programs that boost young people's awareness about the rewards of pursuing an education or career in the sciences. The initiative is a result of feedback from business leaders, academics, and community leaders in southern Ontario, who encouraged the agency to take a role in addressing the ability of youth to meet future labour market needs by developing the next generation of STEM leaders to fuel business innovation in the region. FedDev Ontario News Release