Become a partner

From May 11 to 20 you have a date with science

Whether you want to host an event, or simply help us promote Science Odyssey, we want to add you to our growing list of science outreach leaders. Over the past two years, 1 million Canadians of all ages have enjoyed events organized by close to 500 partners. But, why stop there?

Welcome to Science Odyssey, the perfect national platform to deliver local outreach and public engagement activities. Let’s collaborate to help mobilize and empower your local community while making science and engineering in Canada mainstream.

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I want to partner up!
Be a part of Canada’s largest STEM festival by submitting your event and expanding your reach.

Important dates

April 3 – Start of event registration
April 4 – Start of the #OdySci social media campaign
May 11 to 20 – Science Odyssey!
May and June – Post-event evaluation

What is Science Odyssey all about?

Promote your event

The success of Science Odyssey would not be possible without the participation and engagement of our partners. We recognize all of the work involved with planning and delivering a successful event.

To facilitate cross-promotion of activities, we’ve developed a range of marketing materials that are available to our partners.

Download promotional materials

Registered partners can use these handy promotional materials to get the word out and be recognized as an official Science Odyssey partner.

Web banners
Social media visuals
Science Odyssey press release template

Social media

Spread the word! Science Odyssey is very active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Promote your event using #OdySci and we will share your post with the Science Odyssey community!

Reach out to local media

Reach out to local media to let them know that a Science Odyssey event is happening in their backyard. We are also happy to offer strategic media relations advice and assistance to partners.

Send us your Science Odyssey media outreach questions

Get inspired

Are you looking for imaginative ideas that will help you organize your own Science Odyssey events and activities? We invite you to peruse successful events from years past for inspiration. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery!

Look at past Science Odyssey events

Partners list

Learn about the hundreds of organizations that contribute to the fun and excitement of Science Odyssey.

Look at our partners

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is Science Odyssey and who is it for?

A: Science Odyssey is Canada's annual largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For 10 days it offers something for everyone by connecting Canadians — including children, families and youth — with researchers, scientists, government, academia, community organizations, museums and science centres through engaging, fun and inspiring experiences.

Powered by NSERC, Science Odyssey demonstrates how discoveries and innovations shape our daily lives and foster a strong science culture in Canada.

Q: How can you become a partner?

A: Partnering is easy. If you already have an event or an outreach activity planned during the period (May 11–20, 2018), we simply ask you to submit your event/activity using the online submission form, and your activity will be added to the list of public events on the Science Odyssey website. You may already have events planned for the spring/early summer period. If possible, we would ask you to consider aligning the dates of your upcoming events with the dates of Science Odyssey.

Science Odyssey partnership is an excellent opportunity to further engage and attract your target audience to your local events.

No events planned during Science Odyssey? No problem! What about a social media campaign to create visibility for your organization, achievements or activities? Or simply, help us spread the news of Science Odyssey through your own networks and channels.

Q: Why should I take part in Science Odyssey?

A: Science Odyssey offers the opportunity to further engage and attract your stakeholders to your organization’s outreach goals and local events, while being a part of a larger, united STEM celebration with hundreds of partners across the country. In turn, your organization will gain more visibility and will increase participation in your outreach activities.

Last year, 73% of partners reported that participating in Science Odyssey resulted in increased public exposure. Many partners witnessed record increases in participation while forging valuable connections with like-minded science promotion organizations.

Q: Where are the events and how are they promoted?

A: Science Odyssey partners organize events and activities in hundreds of communities from coast to coast. Visit the event list and use the interactive map to find events and activities happening in your area.

Q: What is the deadline to register my events?

A: There is no deadline to submit your event. However, you should register as soon as possible to benefit from additional promotion.

Q: Can I sign up to receive more information about Science Odyssey?

A: Absolutely! Sign up for Science Odyssey’s mailing list to stay up to date on the latest information about the celebration.

More questions? Send us an email