Get Involved with Scientists in School

Scientists in School (SiS) is a dynamic charitable organization (867139537RR0001) dedicated to establishing a strong foundation of science and innovation among Canadian youth. Our success depends on the involvement of people like you who share our passion for science literacy. Please read on and navigate the links to the left to see how you can help SiS "spark" a passion for science and innovation in tomorrow's leaders.


Canada Helps

Your donation to Scientists in School is an investment in our children's future and will help to ensure that tomorrow's scientists and innovators are "sparked" by science today. There are many ways to give:

Donations from Individuals

Every gift to SiS helps children experience the wonder of science. To donate securely online, please visit Scientists in School on CanadaHelps to make your donation and receive an electronic tax receipt.

Monthly Gifts

Monthly gifts help provide SiS with a steady, reliable source of funds to aid in planning and enable SiS to keep costs down, which means more of your donation supports our programs. SiS gratefully accepts monthly gifts securely online through CanadaHelps. You will receive an annual electronic tax receipt through CanadaHelps.

Sponsor a Workshop

You can purchase a workshop for your child or grandchild's class - or just for a class in general. Please contact us at to learn how.

Tribute and In-Memoriam Gifts

A donation to SiS is a special way to celebrate a milestone, such as a birthday, wedding or graduation; to say thank you to someone special; or to honour someone in a meaningful way. It is also a way to commemorate the life of a dear friend or family member while making an investment in Canada's next generation. When you make a tribute gift to SiS, we will send a personalized card to your honouree or the next-of-kin to acknowledge your thoughtfulness.

Tribute gifts may be made securely online through CanadaHelps by clicking the icon above or by mailing a cheque, along with acknowledgment instructions, to SiS at the above-noted address.

Workplace Giving

Many companies offer programs to match donations made by their employees to eligible charities. If you would like to double your gift, contact the Personnel or Public Relations department where you work to determine if your gift to Scientists in School is able to be matched or to have SiS added to your company's list of eligible recipients. They can also provide you with appropriate paperwork. If your company does not currently offer a matching gift program, please ask to have one established! We would be pleased to help by providing you with information about SiS.

Expenditures (3 year average)
Classroom Workshops: 54.4%
Program Development, Quality Assurance, Training, Science Outreach: 30.2%
Administration and Fundraising: 15.4%

SiS works hard to ensure the highest value for our supporters' dollars. Over the past three years, we have spent less than 15% of our revenues on administration and fundraising. This means more than $0.85 goes directly towards inspiring tomorrow's scientists and innovators through hands-on discovery.

See our Annual Report for further information on donation allocation.