Elephant Thoughts provides Award Winning Educational Programs to First Nations and Inuit communities across Canada!
Elephant Thoughts is a leader in First Nations and Inuit educational programs. Our award winning, hands-on, out of this world programs are sure to inspire and engage students!
The Donner Award
ET has been chosen as the leader for Excellence in the Delivery of Education. We won against 128 applicants from across the country in the category of education – 554 applicants overall.
The Ashoka Changemakers initiative received 266 entries offering innovative ideas and insights into First Nations, Métis and Inuit education and learning. Our First Nations and Inuit Programs have not only won an Ashoka award, but have also been given honourable mention for the RBC Awards for the Far North!
Our success is thanks to the support of friends like you. If you would like to learn more about our highly effective and successful First Nations and Inuit Programs please click here
Here are what some of our happy educators are saying about our First Nations programming.
“What a valuable morning for my grade 5 class. They took a lot away from the Elephant Thoughts presentation. This sparked their interest in science. I was impressed with the number of new words they learned.”
Sarah McCargudale, Gr 5 teacher, Chisasibi, Quebec
“I feel that Elephant Thoughts has been an amazing resource. They collaborate with teachers and have been very supportive of everyone in the community.”
Emilie Deschenes, Vice principal, Chisasibi, Quebec
Elephant Thoughts has been working in northern Canada since 2002. Our education programs are exceptional, hands-on and intriguing. We have quickly expanded to become Canada’s largest science outreach program to northern schools visiting over 70 communities a year and having full time staff in a number of communities. The programs offer a fun way to teach and motivate students.
Science and Technology Workshops
Summer Science Camps across Canada
Professional Development for teachers
Extracurricular Science Clubs
Science Fair Support
Mentoring Program for high school students
Empowering graduates with Academic Support
We believe all students deserve a chance at an excellent education that provides the solid foundation necessary for post secondary success. There are many challenges to providing a high standard of education in remote communities. Our programs help students, schools and teachers.
All of our programs excite students to learn while building on their strengths. Our programs are designed by teams of professional educators- specialized in special needs, First Nation methodology, specific disciplines. These programs combine culture, academics and exploration. This unique approach to engaging students and communities builds the self esteem of students and allows them the skills and courage to chase their dreams.
Our mandate in the north is:
- To increase the number and quality of graduates coming out of remote northern communities
- To help bridge the gap between communities and schools in communities
- To provide students the necessary tools to succeed at post-secondary institutions
- To be a resource for northern schools in areas of professional development, satisfying teacher shortages, and helping acquire classroom tools
- To inspire, motivate, encourage, and develop confidence to First Nation and Inuit students
- To celebrate First Nations and Inuit cultures, and encourage students to share their unique culture, gifts and skills.
We are a children’s education charity; the education programs generate funds and as all the northern programs are conducted on a not-for-profit basis, any money is invested into native educational initiatives.
Would you or your business like to sponsor an ET program in a First Nations or Inuit Community?! Please check out our Inspired Giving Program or contact lisa [Email address: lisa #AT# elephantthoughts.com - replace #AT# with @ ] 100% of your donation goes to it’s intended cause!