We're proud that our technology positively impacts the world. BenchSci Forward extends this impact by directly improving health, the environment, and social justice. By applying our FASTT values, we aim to rapidly Forward progress on these issues.
Many historically disadvantaged groups are underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) roles, and continue to face systemic and disproportionate barriers that impede their entry and progress in these fields.
Their ability to benefit from employment in this fast-growing segment of the job market is limited.
This, in turn, inhibits the world benefitting from their diverse ideas and perspectives.
We work to increase the representation of underrepresented groups through:
STEMHub Foundation provides free STEM educational programs and one-on-one mentoring for underrepresented groups to foster skill development and help them advance their careers.
The Knowledge Society teaches young people about new technologies with highly engaging, interactive programs to unlock their full potential and empower them to solve the world’s biggest problems.
Almost 20% of adults suffer from mental health issues each year, and more than 70% of adults experience at least one symptom of stress.1
Mental health issues affect not only those people, but their loved ones and society at large as well.
Yet mental illness remains stigmatized.
We work to increase mental health awareness through:
You can learn more about these benefits on the BenchSci Careers page.
Rise is the only national charity in Canada that provides people with a history of mental health or addiction a path toward sustained self-employment through training, resources, mentorship, and low-interest microloans.
There is indisputable evidence that climate change is happening as a result of human activity, and the already-devastating effects will become more so without immediate action.
Industrial activity, transportation, and electricity generation contribute more than three-quarters of carbon dioxide emissions that drive climate change.2
Therefore, businesses are responsible for acting and setting an example through their production processes, transportation use, and energy consumption.
We will do our part through:
Nature Conservancy Canada leads and inspires others to create a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas, which absorb and store carbon dioxide, and biological diversity across all Canadian regions.