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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Black Girls Empowerment STEM Club

Black Girls Empowerment


In collaboration with Ajax Public Library and the Congress of Black Women of Canada Ajax/Pickering Chapter, the Black Girls Empowerment STEM Club aims to ignite a passion for STEM in a series of fun and engaging hands-on activities. Students will learn from Black female STEM students and explore how they can solve real world issues and benefit society through engineering. 

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the engineering design process and will be inspired to confidently grow their digital skills. In an inclusive all Black girls* environment, the STEM club will connect students with like-minded, supportive peers and role models who will encourage girls to pursue STEM education and careers.

Students in this program will receive a free STEM kit containing materials and equipment to provide a hands-on method to learn about STEM. This must be picked up at the Ajax Public Library (Main Branch, 55 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, ON L1S 2H8).

*Please be aware that we have an inclusive view of the word 'girl'. All-girl camps and clubs welcome non-binary, two-spirit, trans, genderqueer and any other youth that identify with in these programs.

Session Details

Cost Per Participant: FREE
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Program Date Time (EST)


Black Girls Empowerment STEM Club

Grade 7 - 9

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Note: Because there are limited spots available, please only register if you intend to attend all sessions.

If you have any questions about the program, please email us at
We are pleased to offer our Black Youth Programs at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.
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Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at

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