At Dads for Daughters in STEM (D4DSTEM), we believe that foundational skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) will help prepare kids for any career path they choose to pursue to live better lives.
D4DSTEM is a network volunteer driven not for profit organization (Please note: application has been submitted to become a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization) that is committed to empowering parents and caregivers to prepare Canadian kids – particularly girls ages 3 to 15 - with a focus on higher risk socio economic areas to be innovators and leaders in the Canadian economy. We do this by providing diverse and fun STEM activities, resources and events that build confidence, curiosity and critical skills to prepare youth for a brighter future.
Our goal is to ensure that all Canadian kids between the ages of 3 to 15 – particularly girls, who have been historically underrepresented in STEM - are given equal opportunity to build our future. The ultimate goal will be to help achieve STEM career gender parity by 2035 and partner with other for profit and not-for-profit organizations and municipal, provincial and federal governments to achieve this goal.
As D4DSTEM begins operation, we will have an initial focus on creating and sharing DIY STEM activities and stories, building our team (Board & Executive Members and network of Community volunteers), and organizing events. Upon approval of D4DSTEM becoming a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization, we will leverage donations to deliver Monthly STEM-in-a-Box Kits, STEM Inspired Activities, Books & Toys, STEM Online Resource and STEM SWAPs to kids and their parents / caregivers in higher risk socio economic areas. In addition, D4DSTEM will make gifts to qualified donees (i.e. other registered charities) to that will help support D4DSTEM purpose.