Through science and nature, we ignite wonder and empower dreams.
Science World at TELUS World of Science
1455 Quebec Street
Canada V6A 3Z7
Charitable business number: 10673 4809 RR0001
Science World's Equity Giving donors support children and youth across BC by pledging shares or options in private companies through the Equity Giving Program. Equity Giving with Science World is an easy way for you to give back to the community without having to donate now, at a time when your focus is on building your company. In an exit event, we’ll celebrate your success with you and the impactful gift you’ve made to support the next generation of computer programmers, coders, engineers, scientists and doctors in BC.
Join our community of like-minded Founders. See what inspires our Ambassadors to set aside equity for the future of science and technology in BC.
Founder & CEO, myBestHelper
President & CEO and Co-Founder, BuildDirect
Early-stage Investor & Director/Advisor
|Delta-Q Technologies||Danny Robinson|
|Genius Factor Games||Bill Tam|
|Inetco Systems Ltd.||Jason Billingsley|
|Intech Environmental Canada Corp.||Bruce Townson|
|Mobio Technologies||Clay Haeber|
|Quickmobile Inc.||Daryl Hatton|
|myBestHelper||Sibylle Tinsel & Ean Jackson, CFA Sports Inc|
|ResponseTek Networks Corp||Dave Koo|
|Softsearch Inc.||David Main|
|Tee Times Net Golf Reservation Inc.||Ian McEachern|
|Tradable Bits||Robert Park|
|Working Opportunity Fund, managed by GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.||James Dean|
|Interactive Athletes Corp.||Stewart Butterfield|
|Go Curiate||John Gray & Travic Cote, Mentionmapp|
|Ken Simpson & Yvette Gabrielle, MailChannels|
|Realized Equity Gifts||Herb Evers|
|Icron Technologies||Serge Salager|
|Layer 7 Technologies||Mike Tan|
|Wolverine Distribution Company||Jeff Hobbs|
|In Motion Technology Inc||Mischa Steiner-Jovic|
|TIR Systems||Mark Williams|
|Cardiome Pharmacorp||Garry Shearer|
|Parasun Technologies Inc||Darren Stone|
|Bycast Inc||Jennifer Chen|
|James Dean, dPoint Technologies|
Our Equity Donors come from a variety of backgrounds, but have at least one thing in common:
They share our vision for a province with a robust science and technology sector, and a deep pool of talented innovators.
With a thriving technology sector, and a demand for skilled workers in STEM, it is vital that today’s young people in British Columbia are supported and empowered to pursue these career tracks.
Through exhibits, programming and province-wide outreach, Science World encourages scientific curiosity from infancy through high school, and supports caregivers and educators with curriculum and research-based resources.
Science World donors make a difference in the lives of thousands of children throughout British Columbia every year.
Science World welcomes 820,000 guests throughout the year to learn, explore and be inspired by interactive exhibits, seasonal programming and live science shows. Across British Columbia, we bring scientists into classrooms, host community science celebrations, guide promising high school students, and run after-school science clubs for at-risk elementary students.
Everything we do is designed to stimulate curiosity, provoke questions and encourage children and youth to cultivate a passion for learning and science. We couldn’t do it without donors like you.
Want to see how your support can make a difference? Check out this year’s Science World Donor Impact Report
You can be a Founder for the Future by joining our Equity Giving community. We provide a number of recognition opportunities such as:
We love sharing the small victories and large successes of our Equity donors with the Science World Giving Community, Science World members and everyone in British Columbia. We are pleased to work with you to recognize your commitment in ways that work best for you. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about this exciting giving opportunity!
Taxes on capital gains in relation to an exit event can be substantial, and many founders choose to make charitable gifts to offset some of these costs. Charitable gifts from individuals are eligible for tax credits that can be used to reduce your income tax for a tax year. Additionally, if you are a first-time donor, as of March 2013, you are eligible for an additional federal tax credit through the First-time Donor’s Super Credit.