By completing this application, you are registering to become an Engineer-in-Residence, a PenPal Engineer or a member of our Brainstorm Crew. The information you provide will be used by the EIR Program Office to ensure the best possible match with a school, and will not be shared with third parties without your permission.

Orientation Session

Volunteer engineers and their teacher/partners are asked to attend to attend a 1-day orientation session in late September or early October. You will receive more information about this once you have been matched with a school. Members of the Brainstorm Crew do not have to attend this orientation, but will be asked to participate in a 1-hour teleconference.

Volunteer Reference Check

The EIR program requires that all volunteers working with children undergo a basic police check. Please do this as soon as possible. Reference checks are conducted by your local municipal police force. In some jurisdictions, all police stations provide the service, while in others it is available only in the large ones. A phone call to any station or the community relations office will give you the locations. You must go in person, and you will need two pieces of identification. Sometimes you may need a letter of reference from either us or the school – every police precinct has its own policies. Again, the best thing to do is call any local station to ask about their procedures.

To apply, complete the form below or download the pdf. Contact if you have any questions.

EIR Application
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Location and Availability
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Experience Working with Young People
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WEMADEIT is a new program in grade 7 and 8 classrooms around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). You and your teacher match will be given access to unique, hands-on engineering lesson plans, tailored specifically to meet the Ontario STEM curriculum.
EIR Program Information
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