Science & Technology

Support for STEM Initiatives

This program provides youth with the opportunity to feel connected to science and technology and to view them as viable career and education choices.

Science and Technology are major drivers of economic activity and innovation, in the Cree Nation and the world at large.

This program is designed to introduce the youth of Eeyou Istchee to the fascinating world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), by funding educational programs, science camps and clubs that can kindle a passion for learning and invention.



ASD will support organizations by helping to cover the costs of facility rentals, career promotion materials, speakers fees and more. Travel costs and admission fees are also funded for students and chaperones.


With the present rate of technological advancement, it has become more important than ever to introduce youth to science and technology at a young age. By fostering awareness of the educational and professional opportunities provided by an interest in science and technology, the youth of Eeyou Istchee will be well positioned to take advantage of the technical careers that are in demand in the health, education and extraction industries. 

Any entity with the capacity and the passion to share the wonders of Science and Technology with our youth are encouraged to apply.



Do you like things that go BZZZZ, WHIRRRR and CLANK? Have you ever mixed vinegar and baking soda to see what would happen? Do you like robots, computers and rocket-ships? 


If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the questions above, then maybe you could have a career in Science and Technology!


This program can help bring fun and educational activities to your community, such as:

  • Drone Clubs
  • Science Fairs
  • Educational Field-Trips

This program can also provide the opportunity for knowledgeable and passionate youth to come and share their experiences and learning through programs such as Elephant Thoughts. Their tutors can help to prepare you for a future in these exciting disciplines.


Eligible Activities

Activities that provide key information on this field of study, such as:

  • Conferences, science camps, computer clubs
  • Activities that connect science and technology to traditional Indigenous knowledge.
Expected Results Increased student employability skills and appreciation for science and technology as a viable career or education choice
Eligible Participants
  • Secondary and post-secondary students aged 15 to 30 inclusive
  • Youth may be younger than 15 years of age.
DurationMust be completed by March 31 of the fiscal year in which funding is received
Eligible Expenses
  • Facility rental
  • Career promotion materials produced exclusively for students 
  • Honoraria and speaker fees.
  • Travel expenses in accordance with CNG’s Business Travel Policy but not exceeding the guidelines specified in the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Travel Directive ( 
  • Admission and event fees for students and chaperones
  • Administration costs must not exceed 15% of the sub-total amount requested before administration costs. 
Non-Eligible Expenses
  • Salaries
  • Training
  • Capital costs for the construction or purchase of a building, other than to support the participation of persons with disabilities
  • Expenses which would have otherwise been incurred by the Applicant
  • Office infrastructure or equipment purchases such as computers and software.
  • Expenses incurred before the application is submitted
  • Production of communication and information products for general program advertising

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Science & Technology

This program provides youth with the opportunity to feel connected to science and technology and to view them as viable career and education choices.
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