IDEA: Horizons

IDEA: Horizons is grounded in Land-based learning and intended for Indigenous Children and youth interested in exploring STEM and making connections to the Land.

Registration Closed

This program will not be offered in 2024. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.


August 14–18, 2023
August 21–25, 2023


U of T St George Campus


Grades 3–6 Indigenous Students (First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit)

Program Fee


Program Highlights

  • Participants will explore fun, hands-on and experiential Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities that will introduce participants to the connections between Indigenous Knowledge and STEM.

  • Find a community of peers while having fun and forming lifelong friendships.

  • Learn from the brightest! The program will be taught by a team of Indigenous post-secondary students and graduates.

Full Description

The IDEA (Indigenous Design and Engineering Academy): Horizons program is grounded in Land-based learning and is intended for Indigenous children and youth interested in exploring STEM and making connections to the Land.

This fun, unique program explores STEM concepts while making connections to the Land. Participants will engage with traditional and cultural knowledge to explore cutting-edge topics in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), through a wide-range of engaging hands-on activities. Participants will also explore the University of Toronto's St George campus with an engaging team of Instructors. Our instructors are current undergraduate and graduate students who will share their experiences and excitement for learning.

This program is offered as two, one-week sessions; note that the activities offered in the first week of the program will be repeated in the second week.

Program Details


August 14–18, 2023

August 21–25, 2023


Program hours are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET.


Application Requirements

Open to Ontario Indigenous students in the 2022/23 school year.

To be eligible for the IDEA-Horizons program students must meet the following requirements : 

  • Students must identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit).
  • Students must be currently in grades 3-6 of the 2022-2023 school year.

Creating an Active Account

If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.

Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.



$395 per week.

Cancellation Policy

A refund or a credit, less a $80 administrative fee is available for cancellation requests received by 11:59 PM ET on the Monday before the session start date. No refunds or credits will be issued after this point. Please note that this charge is to cover administrative processing fees. Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.

Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who demonstrate financial need. To find out more about our bursary application process and to apply, please click here.

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