About Our Fair

How is the Calgary Youth Science Fair Funded?

The CYSF is entirely volunteer-run and relies on support from a number of generous sponsors and donors in the Calgary area. The CYSF receives no school board funding and only minimal funding from the government in the form of travel grants. The CYSF relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations and would greatly appreciate your support through an individual donation or corporate sponsorship.

How can I support the CYSFS?

First off, thanks for your interest! There are many different ways to offer your support:


Did you know that the Calgary Youth Science Fair is completely volunteer-run, and relies solely on funding from individual donors, corporate sponsors, and fundraising initiatives without any financial support from the school boards? The CYSF is dedicated to supporting and recognizing Calgary students’ pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through the lens of the scientific method. Participants in the CYSF not only gain a deeper understanding of these principles, they also develop friendships that can last a lifetime. If you’re interested in donating, learn more here.

The CYSF partners with three unique online giving websites that make donating easy. Your gift, small or large, one-time or repeating, helps us to ensure the Calgary Youth Science Fair will continue to recognize students for their explorations and innovations in STEM into the future. The CYSFS is pleased to offer charitable tax receipts through the selected giving websites.


Each year the Calgary Youth Science Fair relies on over 550 volunteers to judge and provide constructive feedback on the amazing projects from Calgary’s young scientists. If you’re interested in giving back to the Fair and volunteering as a judge, find out more now.

The CYSF is also always looking for passionate individuals to join our league of volunteers, no experience or science aptitude required! If you’re interested in getting involved, email: volunteer@cysf.org. Your involvement means a lot and ensures a successful CYSF for the amazing participants!


Looking to support the future of STEM in Calgary and want your brand alongside the brightest developing minds? You’ve come to the right place! Find out more about sponsoring the Fair here. The CYSFS is pleased to offer charitable tax receipts in addition to extensive sponsor recognition.  If you are interested in sponsoring an award at our fair, please contact us at awards@cysf.org.


Learn about cutting-edge science projects and meet the students behind them. Use the #CYSF hashtag while you complete your project, support your budding scientist through the process, or visit the CYSF and check out the amazing projects.

What are the sponsorship levels for the Calgary Youth Science Fair?

The Calgary Youth Science Fair is pleased to offer extensive sponsor recognition at four levels as outlined in our sponsorship framework.

Click here to learn more about becoming a sponsor or email us at sponsor@cysf.org to find out more!