Local Clubs – Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS)

Local Clubs (Chapters)

girls looking through microscope and learning about science with hands-on activities

CAGIS club members, aged 7-16, go on monthly adventures to explore STEM with fun, hands-on activities led by experts in a variety of STEM fields.

These monthly events often occur at the workplaces of our STEM experts, giving girls, nonbinary and gender nonconforming youth a behind-the-scenes view and allowing them to experience the lab and field environment for themselves.

Each month, club members receive an email at least 2 weeks in advance, providing the topic, date, time, and location of the next event. Parents then RSVP to the events they plan to attend.  Most club events are 1.5 to 2 hours long and occur on weekends.  Some clubs have occasional weeknight events if a particular location is not open on weekends.

Visit our list of local clubs to find one near you.

Our in-person clubs relaunched in the fall of 2022. Take a look at what they have been up to!

The CAGIS Hamilton club exploring plants at the McMaster Greenhouse.

CAGIS Hamilton members testing plant responses under a microscope.

CAGIS Victoria members exploring how medicines are made at Evonik’s chemistry lab.  

CAGIS Mississisauga experimenting with glow-in-the-dark chemicals.

Other past events have included:

• Robotics and coding
• Performing orthopaedic surgery on rubber knees
• Building and testing bridges in a wind tunnel
• Sampling plant communities in forests and fields
• The physics of figure skating
• CSI and forensic science
• Electricity and building a flashlight

• Mobile app development
• Computer science and website development
• Dentistry and searching for cavities
• The physics of art restoration
• Mechanics and fixing cars
• The chemistry of cooking
• Aviation and building model planes

If you would like to join CAGIS but cannot because of financial hardship, please email us to inquire about waived membership fees.

In-Person programming has returned with COVID safety precautions in place. Read our COVID protocols hereOur in-person relaunch is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund.