At Shad Canada, our goal is to inspire youth from across Canada to solve problems and influence positive change in the world through STEAM and entrepreneurship. We believe that when young people are empowered to take risks and explore their potential, they go on to impact their communities in meaningful ways and inspire others to do the same.

Shad is a transformational month-long STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and entrepreneurship program in July for Grade 10 and 11 students. We offer Shad On-Campus, where students live on-site at one of our 22 Canadian university partners, as well as ShadAnywhere, a digital campus where students can participate online from wherever they’re spending their summer. Both programs afford students an amazing opportunity to prepare for post-secondary education, participate in university level lectures and labs, and hear from professional keynote speakers and Knowledge Keepers, all while connecting with other highly motivated youth from across the country.

Alumni of the program go on to create an impressive network of social innovators and industry leaders, putting the program’s values into practice across a range of social and professional sectors in ways that facilitate lasting change.