Canadians want clean air and clean water for their children and grandchildren
Today, Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced that the Government of Canada will invest $6 million in the Discovery Centre’s Inspiring Youth to Climate Action project. This Halifax-based science centre will partner with 30 science centres across the country to engage approximately 200,000 youth in every province and territory as they participate in innovative activities that will inspire them to take real action to fight climate change.
“We are proud to support the Discovery Centre. This local organization is a proven leader in creating innovative, science-based opportunities for youth. Seeing the impacts they have made in our city, I strongly believe that they, along with their partner organizations, have the ability to reach thousands of young people from coast to coast to coast.” – Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary, Member of Parliament for Halifax
The Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund is the source of funding for this project under its Climate Action and Awareness Fund, which was created from the historic $196.5 million fine paid by Volkswagen for circumventing Canada’s environmental protection rules—the largest environmental fine in Canadian history.
For more than 35 years, the Discovery Centre has been offering unique interactive exhibits and experiments to spark interest in science and technology. Youth will participate in hands-on activities grounded in local climate research to foster a connection with their natural environment. This will give them the knowledge and skills to take climate action now and into the future.