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Canadian Association for Girls in Science

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Canadian Association for Girls in Science  


  • Type:
    After-school / weekend classes, Virtual Camp/Program
  • Focus:
    STEM
  • Cost:
    $50 to $200/program
  • Ages:
    7 to 16
  • Gender:
    All Girls
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    Varies
  • Programs:
    0 available
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  • Summary Profile

    About Canadian Association for Girls in Science

    This award-winning club, founded in 1992, is Canada’s largest and longest-running STEM club for girls, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming youth aged 7-16.

    CAGIS supports interest in Science, Technology, Trades, Engineering, and Mathematics with local clubs across Canada that take members on STEM adventures to visit labs, workshops, and field sites. CAGIS also offers virtual programming with weekly, live sessions that involve fun, hands-on activities led by real experts.

    CAGIS members engage in unique experiences! Some of our past sessions have included: 

    • Food engineering and making ice cream at home
    • Sampling plant communities in forests and fields
    • DNA and crossing fruit flies in a virtual lab

     

    • Special needs: Not available
    • Specialized in serving LGBTQ+ community
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community


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    Payment Options:

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  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    User reviews of Canadian Association for Girls in Science


    CAGIS makes STEM fun!
    Anonymous (Parent)

    “We truly are glad to have CAGIS in our lives. The learning and hands on experience makes learning fun.”

    For Kids who Love STEM
    Anonymous (Camper)

    “I am excited to be part of an organization which advocates for girls like me who love science and provide us with challenging activities.”

    Positive and Encouraging Environment
    Anonymous (Camp alumni)

    “CAGIS offered a positive and encouraging environment that allowed me to be myself and enjoy science with my peers. I got to do so many neat things that I never would’ve had a chance to do otherwise.”

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Ottawa, ON
    Greater Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Mississauga, ON
    Mississauga Area, Missisissauga, Ontario, L5N 6A4
    Vancouver Island, BC
    Victoria, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    Would you like to book a CAGIS Virtual session for your group? By popular demand, some of the favourite CAGIS Virtual sessions are now available for live virtual parties, classroom visits, and fun virtual learning sessions! Each session is 1 hour in length and run by an expert in science, technology, trades, engineering, or math (STEM). These fun sessions begin with an interactive presentation, followed by a virtual or hands-on activity, and finish with a summary and time for questions. Our presenters have experience with students of all ages. Most sessions can be adapted to any elementary or high school age group.


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko, Founder & President

    In 1992, at age nine, Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko founded the Canadian Association for Girls in Science. Larissa remains president of CAGIS and has become a strong voice and recognized expert internationally. She is often consulted by various levels of government, speaks to the media regularly on issues relating to gender equity in STEM, and serves as an adviser and consultant on numerous selection and review committees. 

    Larissa has created awareness of the barriers that still exist in STEM, and through her efforts has become renowned for her work. She has received a variety of honours including Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Toronto Young Woman of Distinction, London Young Woman of Excellence, Youth in Motion Top 20 Under 20, Chatelaine’s 80 Amazing Canadian Women to Watch, and more. In addition to her work with CAGIS, Larissa serves as chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades, and Technology (CCWESTT).  Larissa is trained as a vision scientist and received her PhD from McMaster University in 2013.



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Canadian Association for Girls in Science have good reviews?
    We've collected reviews from past attendees. Read 3 reviews of Canadian Association for Girls in Science here.

    What age does Canadian Association for Girls in Science start?
    Canadian Association for Girls in Science has programs for children aged 7 to 16.

    How much does is cost to attend Canadian Association for Girls in Science?
    Fees to attend Canadian Association for Girls in Science range from $50 to $200/program.

    Does Canadian Association for Girls in Science offer support for children with special needs?
    Canadian Association for Girls in Science does not offer support for children with special needs.

    Does Canadian Association for Girls in Science offer busing?
    No, Canadian Association for Girls in Science does not offer transportation.



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