About us

Ingenium’s Mission

The Ingenium Foundation is a major champion for advancing scientific literacy and inspiring innovators across Canada.  We amplify all aspects of Ingenium’s mission which includes giving Canadians an opportunity to celebrate our country’s rich history of scientific discoveries.

Our mantra is ‘Science For All’

At the Ingenium Foundation, this means every Canadian, regardless of their background, education, location, physical, cognitive and financial abilities feels empowered and valued in shaping the future of scientific knowledge, understanding and practice.

We Empower Ingenuity

We empower Canada’s science educators, advocates and future innovators through training and skills development, providing tools and resources, best practice sharing opportunities and bursaries.

We Energize Accessibility

We energize and support creative scientific engagement innovations designed to inspire scientific discovery and learning for Canadians of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

We Amplify Inclusion

We work to enrich the diversity of Canada’s scientific history and future by supporting initiatives that amplify the contributions and voices of those which have been mostly ignored.

We Boost Sustainability

We provide a boost of resources needed to ensure Canada’s national science museums and their world class collections are well cared for and accessible to all Canadians.


The foundation works closely with philanthropic supporters and organizations in order to ensure the greatest level of access to Ingenium’s museums, exhibitions, collection and national programs.

Our supporters are passionate about science and believe scientific understanding and inspired innovators are critical in growing a happy, healthy and prosperous Canada.

We are a national foundation:

Supporting Ingenium and it’s three museums; the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. 

We are a registered charity:

We received charitable status on April 1, 2008.  Ingenium Foundation is the operating name of the Canada Science and Technology Corporation Foundation – CRA Charitable Registration # 821123619 RR 0001