Local Clubs

Local Clubs (aka Chapters)

A once-a-month adventure in your city!

Chapter members, aged 7-17, go on monthly adventures to explore STEM with fun, hands-on activities led by real experts. These events often occur at the workplaces of our STEM experts, giving girls and gender-diverse youth a behind-the-scenes view of a variety of STEM fields, allowing them to experience the lab and field environment for themselves.

Chapter members receive an email 2 weeks in advance, providing the topic, date, time, and location of the next event. Most events are 1.5 to 2 hours long and occur on weekends or, occasionally, on weeknights.

Buy a Membership

Buy a Chapter membership!

$75 per year
$35 per sibling per year

Membership lasts for one full year from the date of purchase. You can buy a membership at any time of year and you will receive a full year of programming.

  • Includes invitations to 8-10 in-person events per year (events run from September to June)
  • Events take place on select evenings and weekends
  • Each event is 1.5 to 2 hours long- Events are led by a STEM expert and CAGIS Volunteers
  • CAGIS is for girls and gender-diverse youth ages 7 to 17

Save $15 when you purchase a combined CAGIS Virtual and Chapter membership!

Offer a Membership

Gift a membership!

Give the gift of a CAGIS Chapter Membership. A CAGIS Chapter membership involves fun, hands-on activities led by experts in science, technology, trades, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Past events have included:


Visit a Toronto Lab

Have you ever experienced a tornado? Well, we have! We went inside Western’s wind tunnel and saw it in action. Then, we built and tested our own windmills.

Vet petting a cat

Be a Veterinarian

We toured a veterinary anatomy lab and the Barker Veterinary Museum where we examined and identified samples from several species, including hippos!

Ice cream

Ice Cream Chemistry

We taste-tested different ice creams and had the opportunity to use a semi-electric ice cream maker at the Food Science Department at the University of Guelph.

Girl sitting in a solar race car

Build a Solar Race Car

We learned about sustainability, renewable energy, solar power, and solar cars with the Blue Sky Solar Race Car team! We even built our own model solar race cars!

Equipment inside a fire a truck


From hydraulics to ropes, respiratory gear to ladders, and medical PPE to hoses, firefighters are trained on many tools. Firefighter Cheryl Hunt showed us how and when to use them!


Virtual Reality and Animation

This immersive experience led us into a virtual reality and animation lab! We used state-of-the-art equipment to learn about and create animations!

bee pollinating a pink flower

Plants and Pollinators

Did you know that there are organisms other than bees that pollinate? We went on a scavenger hunt to explore our community gardens and learn about various plant and pollinator species from the City of Guelph experts themselves!


Coding to Space

Did you know that scientists use 3D modelling in the space industry? It can save time and resources associated with manufacturing and testing. We used Tinkercad to code our own 3D models.

Find your closest Chapter:

City Based Chapters

For girls who want to participate in events in or near a particular city.

  • Calgary, AB
  • Guelph, ON
  • Halifax, NS
  • Hamilton, ON
  • London, ON
  • Mississauga, ON
  • Oakville, ON
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Toronto, ON
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Windsor, ON

Community Based Chapters

For girls in a particular community (e.g. a school, community centre, community group).

  • Lotus STEMM For girls in the GTA South Asian

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Become a Chapter Member

If you would like to join CAGIS but cannot because of financial hardship, please visit this form to request waived membership fees.