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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

In this unique program, participants have the opportunity to explore, design, create and share all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Absolutely no skill or knowledge level is necessary to participate.

TechGyrls is a 12-week program that strives to create safer spaces where participants are encouraged to explore and build confidence within STEM/STEAM activities. TechGyrls provides hands-on learning and covers a wide range of topics to help participants better understand the breadth of opportunities that exist for them in STEM and the ways in which they can use those skills to make a difference in the world. Throughout the program, participants are able to guide the learning and activities and hear from those working within the STEM field. Participants have the ability to take part in a range of activities that are tailored to their interests. Some groups have built and tested catapults, used a  3D printer to create prosthetic hands and even experimented with robotics.These activities are able to strengthen STEM interests in cis and trans girls, non-binary and Two-Spirit youth by creating a safe space to interact in science and tech. This program is generously funded by Economic and Social Development Canada with additional support from Rockwell Automation. 


In Class Education

Are You An Educator Interested In Bringing SHYFT To Your School?

SHYFT offers free programs and workshops! Our prevention-based workshops can be offered classwide and focus on building awareness around gender and socialization, healthy relationships, consent and bystander intervention!

To learn more about the benefits of having SHYFT programming in your school, please contact SHYFT is funded by the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation.  

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Our Funders

TechGyrls is funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Rockwell Automation and Soroptimist International of Cambridge.


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My Story →
"I finally feel like I'm doing real science. Like now I'm a scientist!" - Participant, age 11


My Story →
"TechGyrls gave me something to look forward to." - Participant, age 10


My Story →
"I liked TechGyrls because it was a time where we could share our thoughts with other people without being judged, all while doing STEM!” - Participant, age 13


My Story →
"I used to think science was too hard so I didn't even try...but it can be SO FUN and amazing, now I love it." - Participant, age 12

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