Virtual Ventures is a not-for-profit organization run under the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University by students who want to make a difference in the lives of youth. Virtual Ventures offers nationally recognized technology and engineering programs for youth who have completed Grade 1-10.
Programs run through Virtual Ventures include summer camp, fall and winter clubs, a school outreach program, and Girl Guide and Pathfinder’s STEM badge days. Virtual Ventures provides the youth of Ottawa with stimulating experiences in all aspects of computers, information technology, engineering, and science. Virtual Ventures marks its 20th year of operation in 2014.
A network member of Actua
In 2016, Virtual Ventures won the Actua Experience Award – National Girls Program. This award recognizes network members’ commitment to engage underrepresented youth in STEM and provide them with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Read more about the award.