About us

East Van Kids is a volunteer-driven, grassroots community initiative.

We provide learning opportunities and resources in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Mathematics (STEAM) to children living in Eastside Vancouver.

We collaborate with STEAM literacy advocates in the academe, industry and non-profit organizations to sponsor or deliver free and low-cost workshops to build the capacity of local youth.


Family Science Discovery Fair

This collaborative event between East Van Kids and Open Science Network-Vancouver was a fabulous year-ender for our Fall program, with the attendance of almost a hundred preschool and school-aged children with their families. Thank you to our curious learners, supportive parents and enthusiastic community partners! Open Science Network and volunteers: Wes Wong, Scott Pownall, Calvin …


Come and share the fulfillment of having an impact on the learning of the children in our neighbourhoods!

Current opportunities:

  • Workshop facilitators
  • Website designer
  • SEO specialist
  • Social media coordinator
  • E-newsletter coordinator
  • Grants and fundraising coordinator


Want to help?

Here are some ways you can.

– Donate to our bursary fund. Your $25 will enable one child from an underserved community to attend our advance STEAM workshops (e.g. robotics).
– Sponsor a beginner STEAM workshop. Your $500 will provide a full one hour workshop for up to twenty kids!
– Sponsor an advanced STEAM workshop (e.g. robotics, arduino). Your $1500 will provide a full two hour workshop for up to twenty kids!

Our wishlist includes: a projecter, 10 laptops (new or used), 10 tablets (new or used), food gift cards (for snacks), other gift cards (for honoraria and prizes), swag (our kids love movie tickets, stickers, etc.), Science items, learning toys, supplies (office, arts, crafts).

In return, we will acknowledge your donation on our website, event promotional materials, and social media channels.

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)
Songster Studios
Dr. Sabrina Chen-See
Sure Immigration Ltd.
Erica Huang
Srishti Yadav


Please reach out to us by email.
For general inquiries: admin@eastvankids.ca
For sponsorships and donations: jean.parlina@eastvankids.ca
For programming and partnerships: