In 2011, WISE Kid-Netic Energy won the Actua & GE Canada Award for Leadership and Innovation. This award was created in 1998 as a way to recognize member organizations that have best exemplified the Actua spirit of innovation over the past year.

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Adopt-a-Class

 

WISE Kid-Netic Energy is committed to science and engineering outreach to all Manitobans.  Annually we see approximately 30 000 students.  We want all students to be passionate about STEM.  During the school year, our instructors who are currently studying in engineering or science-related faculties, are sent out to facilitate hands-on, exciting, Manitoba science curriculum based workshops all over Manitoba.  The Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg along with ENGAP (Engineering Access Program) have identified a number of schools they would like us to visit free of charge. Many of these schools have students facing difficult socio-economic challenges.  Over the years the following schools have benefited from this program: Dufferin, Norquay, David Livingstone, Niji Mahkwa, William Whyte, Children of the Earth, Gordon Bell, Sisler, St. John's, Kelvin, Elmwood, Kildonan East, Southeast Collegiate, Maples Collegiate, Brooklands, Westgrove, Shaughnessy Park, King Edward, Pinkham.  

With the help of donors, we have delivered 591 workshops to 12 727 students since 2013.

We would like to continue helping these kids develop a love for science.  However, we ourselves are a non-profit, and can always use some assistance.  Please consider “Adopting a Class” for $50.  The University of Manitoba will send you a charitable tax receipt. There are three easy ways to do this:

 
Online credit card payment: Please fill out the Online Donation Form provided by Donor Relations at the University of Manitoba. Select "Enter a Fund Name" from the Direct My Gift dropdown box. Enter "WISE Kid-Netic Energy".

 
Credit card payment over the phone: You can call Donor Relations at the University of Manitoba.  Please specify you would like to donate to “WISE Kid-Netic Energy”.  Their number is 204-474-9195, or you can call toll-free at 1-800-330-8066.
 
Cheque by mail: You can write a cheque to the University of Manitoba.  In the memo field please write “WISE Kid-Netic Energy”.  This cheque should be mailed to 200-137 Innovation Drive, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB, R3T 6B6

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How much does it cost WISE Kid-Netic Energy to deliver the workshops I’m contributing towards?

A: Great question. For most of our workshops we charge schools $50 per workshop but that does not meet our costs.  Depending on the amount of travel involved, the materials used during the presentation and the wages of our undergraduate instructors, the actual cost is closer to $100.

 

Q: What if I want to donate to a class in a school that is not on your free workshop list?

A: If you would like to donate to a different school we suggest coordinating the generous donation through the school of your choice.  Call the school up, talk to a teacher, and let them know what you are willing to do.  You will give the donation to the school and then the school will contact us.  If you donate directly to the school, the University of Manitoba will not be able to send a charitable tax receipt. 

 

Q: What if I would like to donate a class as a gift for someone else?

A: What a great idea! We’d love to be a part of your gift. For every $50 donation we get at WISE Kid-Netic Energy for schools on our Adopt-a-Class list, we send out a thank-you card to the donor.  You can give the thank-you card to someone you love.