Summer Opportunities

Indigenous Summer Learning 2021 Program:

The OCDSB Indigenous team has started reaching out to Indigenous Students with the details of this summer program and providing interested students the registration information. You can see the information on our Summer School Website / Indigenous Program. Please feel free to share the Indigenous Youth Summer 2021 Registration Form.

Sankofa Summer Academy for Black Youth Summer 2021 Program (ENG1D destreamed):

Here is the Sankofa Black Youth Program Registration Form. Please share this information and note that our website will be updated shortly with more information about this Program.

Summer Program in Theatre Arts

A free opportunity for Black Youth aged 14-20 to apply for a summer program in theatre arts.

Soulpepper, in partnership with the Lifelong Leadership Institute, invites you to spend six weeks discovering Black history all over Ontario and creating with theatre professionals and a small group of participants in a rigorous virtual intensive.

Please see website link for program details, there is an information event that interested applicants need to attend on June 10th.

               STEM Montessori Academy of Canada (SMAC) announces Online Summer Camp 

sessions for children of various age groups across Canada, allowing them to explore the emerging scientific fields of today! The sessions will run from July 5th-August 27th, 2021 from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm EST. 

ONTARIO - STEM Montessori Academy of Canada (SMAC) believes that children should explore opportunities to broaden their understanding of the universe so they can build the future. SMAC is bringing to you, Online Summer Camp sessions offered in all Provinces and Territories in Canada, focusing on a variety of STEM enhanced classes for children Public, Private, Catholic or Homeschooled. The classes will run virtually via Zoom from July 5th - August 27th, 2021, 2021 at 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm EST. Session times will be different according to the time zone in each Province and Territory across Canada. Choose which three-hour session time best fits your availability.  

SMAC is a federally registered, not-for-profit group of private schools operating across the country and is among the very first set of schools in Canada offering a STEM-Immersion, enriched curriculum for students. 

Summer is approaching and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lack of extracurricular activities available for children to participate in. The Online Summer Camp session cost is $89.00/week for a three-hour session per day. Choose from over 40 STEM focused and Arts & Culture course offerings that aim to provide educational stimulation for children and youth. 

STEM Enhanced course offerings for Ages 7-13: 

  • HCOD - HTML Coding for Kids
  • BCH - Biochemists
  • SPC - Space Camp
  • IENG - Innovative Engineers
  • AIML - Artificial Intelligence - Intro to Machine Learning
  • SSCI - Savvy Scientists
  • ROB - Robotics
  • ESC - Earth Science
  • MAT - Mathematics
  • NEU - Neuroscience
  • PCOD - Python Coding
  • 3DB - 3D Animation Design using BLENDER®
  • VGD - Video Game Development

STEM Enhanced course offerings for Teens Ages 14 – 17:

  • MAT - Mathematics
  • NEU - Neuroscience
  • 3DB - 3D Design using BLENDER®
  • DCW - Discord® Workshop
  • BMD - Business Management and Development
  • VGD - Video Game Development – Unity
  • CENG - Computer Engineering

Art course offerings:

  • APT - Painting
  • AAN - Anime
  • ACRT - Cartooning

Language course offerings:

  • ICAN - Cantonese
  • LFRC - French – Core
  • LFRI - French Immersion
  • LSPC - Spanish – Core
  • LMAN - Mandarin – Introduction
  • LESL - ESL

University Readiness course offerings for Grade 11 & 12:

  • URMC - Calculus
  • UREC - Economics
  • URNS - Neuroscience
  • URBI - Biology
  • URCH - Chemistry
  • URPH - Physics
  • UREN - English - University level essays, research essays
  • URTC - Technical Communications
  • URML - AI: Machine Learning
  • URCE - Computer Engineering

Why STEM? Adequate access to affordable education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (known as STEM) is a steppingstone in the advancement of successful students both locally and internationally. The SMAC STEM program was created in response to the growing importance of scientific and technological literacy among students to best prepare them for post-secondary education and for the jobs of tomorrow domestically and across the globe. 

The mission of SMAC is to provide high-quality STEM-focused education that is affordable to all students to foster innovation, critical thinking, with math and science literacy to yield globally competitive results. The program breaks down barriers of under-representation in STEM-related careers and post-secondary studies. 

SMAC’s focus is to enhance academic and extracurricular activities through leadership and broaden opportunities for children and youth to explore the world around them. For further information go to To register for the Online Summer Camp sessions go to  

National STEM Leadership Program 

STEM Montessori Academy 
STEM International Academy 
P: (613)209-2253 - 207 Queen Street, #100 Ottawa, ON, K1P 6E5 

                                          Youth Empowering Youth

Good morning,

We are excited to announce two open Youth Empowering Youth (YEY) programsfor your youth ages 13-18. You can register for this free online-program now and share this information with the youth you work with. More information about the program and how to register is included below and attached you will find a one-page information sheet on the YEY program. 

You can choose one of the following times that best works for you:

  • Tuesdays  7:00-8:30 p.m. (EST) May 18- July 13
  • Sundays 1:00- 2:30 p.m. (EST) June 6- Aug 1

Introduction of YEY Program  - A message from our co-founders Matthew and Lev

Testimonial from a youth graduate

About the Program

YEY is a nine-session accelerated program, run by two trained Facilitators who are passionate about helping youth. The program is offered  in an online class setting that encourages student participation. Each class shares a new principle which builds upon the previous principle; ultimately helping students take accountability for their thoughts, feelings and actions; thus, moving them into a place of confidence, security and self-assurance. Upon completion of this program, youth are offered an opportunity to take on a leadership role and co-facilitate future courses to help empower more youth within their school or community. YEY curriculum is a derivative from the Slight Edge Principles. The principles shared during this nine-week program are as follows:

Session 1 – Ripple Effect

Session 2 – Attitude Creates Your Life

Session 3 – The Moment You Stop Blaming, You Take Back your Power

Session 4 – Take Action! With Small Steps

Session 5 – Fail Forward to Success

Session 6 – Drive Your Life with Powerful Habits

Session 7 – Be a Student of Life

Session 8 – Momentum is your Responsibility

Session 9 – Graduation & Next Steps

About the Organization

YEY is a program of Low Entropy, a registered Charity that is making personal growth accessible to all, and in doing so providing people with the tools to change themselves and the world. What’s unique about our program is that it has a template and a structure to foster growth and development in an intentional, adaptable, customizable, and scalable way. Change starts from within, and we see personal growth as a vehicle for global change. More information on Low Entropy and the Youth Empowering Youth program can be found at Register for our newsletter at


We inspire youth to be accountable for their own thoughts, feelings and actions; helping them become responsible citizens in this world. Our vision is to help all schools across the world create a culture that empowers, strengthens and develops leaders for the next generation.


To create a safe environment for youth to cultivate a sense of security, confidence and self-assurance within themselves.


We all have unique gifts and intrinsic value to offer to the world. Our program will serve as a catalyst to help youth explore their talents and contribute to the community in a powerful, positive and meaningful way.

After Graduation

Upon completion of this program, youth have the opportunity to take on a leadership role and co-facilitate future programs to help empower more peers! This is a unique pathway for youth to gain knowledge and apply what they have learned from the program in an engaging way to make an immediate impact. 


To register, please click the link, fill out the form and submit it to book a spot in our upcoming program. 

For more information contact Shawna Deagle, Community Liaison, at or 604.314.6102

Warm Regards,

Hanan Azam
Administrative Assistant - Youth Empowering Youth 
Low Entropy Foundation 
Register for an upcoming program at

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