For Youth

Join the purpleSTEMwave!

Youth Science Canada calls youth across Canada to join the purpleSTEMwave.

What is the purpleSTEMwave?

The purpleSTEMwave is a call to action for Canada’s youth to apply their natural curiosity and ingenuity to investigate scientific questions and develop innovative solutions to current and future challenges.

The purpleSTEMwave celebrates and unites every young Canadian who asks ‘how’ and ‘why’ and transforms those powerful questions into action – in the form of a STEM project.

The purpleSTEMwave reflects YSC’s goals of:

• inspiring Canadian youth and providing resources and opportunities that enable them to complete STEM projects regardless of cultural background, socioeconomic status, or geographic location.

• ensuring that youth can share their discoveries and innovations at the local, national, and international level.

How do I join the purpleSTEMwave?


Start or continue a STEM project on mySTEMspace

Join the #purpleSTEMwave conversation on social media

Visit or participate in your regional STEM fair

Join our virtual community on Discord

Youth STEM Opportunities

Do you find it hard to know what STEM opportunities exist for Canadian youth? Well look no further! We’re collecting events, volunteer opportunities, job applications, and competitions that our team comes across in their day to day, as well as accepting submissions from other youth STEM organizations.