Since we’ve started in 2010, we have developed imaginative, innovative, and engaging STEAM youth programs. Throughout the years, we have run and tested our activities in our camps, makerspaces at the Ontario Science Centre, the Maker Bean Cafe, The Centre for Social Innovation and the Toronto Tool library.
OUR CURRENT PROGRAMS
Currently, we have expanded our programming to focus on helping our partners build virtual Artificial Intelligence youth programs and run pilot test programs. Sign up for our newsletters to get exclusive previews of our AI activities and learn more about our future programs.
CHECK OUT OUR PARTNERS
Steamlabs has worked with many organizations across the country to help them develop and deliver STEAM education programs. Here’s a sampling of organizations in Toronto that we’ve worked with, check out their awesome programs!
Ontario Science Centre
Over our 3 year partnership, we have co-developed exhibits, run the “Inventorium” makerspace, after school program, weekend workshops. Over 830,000 people have made something with laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, and other technology at our programs with the OSC!
Royal Ontario Museum
Steamlabs helped develop a STEAM program and train ROM education staff. They have an on-site makerspace for school programs.
Scientists in School
Steamlabs developed an AI education program for Scientists in School to deliver to grade 1-2 students in Ontario and Manitoba.
Toronto Public Library
We’ve had the pleasure to work with the TPL delivering STEAM programs to underserved neighbourhoods across the city, and helping to train initial staff for their awesome digital innovation hubs
Toronto Tool Library
Steamlabs designed and built the well equipped TTL makerspace in the Centre for Social Innovation, and helped develop their youth and adult programs.
The Maker Bean Cafe
Makerbean is the torch-bearer of our kids afterschool programs and summer camps. Many of our wonderful program staff now work for them delivering awesome experiences!
PAST YOUTH PROGRAMS
steamlabs has co-created 2 exhibitions with the Ontario Science Centre, the Inventorium and Inventorium 2.0 are all about inspiration and bringing ideas to life. Visitors design, build, test and iterate various projects using high-tech equipment such as laser cutters and drag-and-drop coding kiosks. Design templates on paper and kiosks guide them towards success without limiting their creative and innovative options.
ZerotoStartup is an uniquely designed 13 week program that will help youth, ages 12 -17, unlock their creativity and become problem solvers within our society. We believe that youth have the ability to change the world when given the right resources and mentorship support. At ZerotoStartup, we are not only hoping to create the next wave of changemakers, but to create a change in the world starting with today’s future leaders. Youth don’t need to come with any prior knowledge of technology, just a willingness to learn. Empower yourself to create your own future.
steamlabs runs camps, after-school programs, weekend workshops and birthday parties that get kids using their hands to create something they are proud of. Children build confidence in the use of hand-tools and digital fabrication machines such as our laser-cutter or our bank of 3D printers. They learn to code using physical robotics, progressing quickly from MakeCode to industry-standard Python.
PLAY, DESIGN, MAKE & CELEBRATE
Children build confidence in the use of hand-tools and digital fabrication machines such as our laser-cutter or our bank of 3D printers. They learn to code using physical robotics, progressing quickly from MakeCode to industry-standard Python.
Female, age 7
“We make things every day and get to take them home. You can make whatever you want. You can make something you love.”
Male, age 11
“You get to express yourself with what you make. The instructors are all really nice and are fun to work with. They let me explore my interests and together we came up with good ideas.”
Male, age 9
“I love building things and taking them apart. This is the first time I’ve seen tools like this. We use laser-cutters, 3D printers and hand tools to make the best stuff. I made a robot!”
Female, age 12
“Is there a gap between the age I can come to steamlabs as a student and when I can work here? Because I ALWAYS want to come here!”
Male, age 9
"My son says it was the best camp he has ever been to and he would highly recommend it! He learned a lot, met some great people and is raring to try out his new skills at home!"