British Columbia, Canada


Symbiosis, a British Columbia-based STEAM learning ecosystem (the “A” added for art and design), will foster cross-sector collaborations spanning formal and informal learning while focusing on three deliverables: 1) dramatically increasing the number of qualified STEAM mentors; 2) connecting mentors and organizations within local communities; and 3) generating a digital hub that will interconnect communities, host a library of learning resources, and facilitate the pursuit of diverse pathways for youth. Our vision is that within five years, every child in British Columbia—regardless of geographic location, ethnic background or family income—will have access to this interlinked web of STEAM learning opportunities.