Community Involvement

Check out Brain Power’s nomination for the City of Vaughan’s Business Achievement Awards (above)!

We proudly contribute to the following community organizations, charities, and social justice projects:

  • Covenant House
  • MS Society
  • Surf Ontario
  • Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park
  • Nava Cup: The Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough
  • Eastview Girls & Boys Club, Albion Boys and Girls Clubs, IMANI groups
  • Youth Bam Poetry Slam
  • World Vision
  • Me to We
  • Dot (Dreams of Tomorrow)
  • York University- Faculty of Education
  • Thornhill S. S. Robotics Club
  • CBC Radio
  • Clean Air Alliance of Canada
  • Autism Canada
  • Shaw Festival
  • Hart House Theater (UofT)
  • Canada Green Building Council
  • SRC Kids Triathalon
  • Markham Mayor’s Think Tank
  • York Region FIRST Robotics Canada LEGO League Tournament
  • Thornhill Debate Society
  • York Region Youth Action Group
  • Bayview Secondary School Relay for Life
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of York Region
  • Youth Voices of Ontario
  • Impact Without Contact
  • WILDflower
  • Believe Initiative
  • Child Study Centre
  • Mother Daughter Empower
  • RU Hacks 2021
  • Light Community
  • McMaster Infectious Disease Spotlight
  • VBEC Starter Company Plus Mentoring Program
  • Create Markham
  • International Living Future Institute
  • JCC’s of Greater Toronto
  • Royal Commonwealth Society
  • Canadian Stage
  • Richmond Hill Art School
  • City of Vaughan
  • Oak Ridges Moraine
  • Sick Kids Hospital
  • Six Nations Community – Ohsweken
  • Young People’s Theatre
  • Keep Toronto Reading Festival – Toronto Public Libraries
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection fundraisers
  • Peace of Minds Walk for Mental Illness – Toronto
  • Movember
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • United Nations Association in Canada – Toronto Region Branch (UNACTO)
  • Markham Youth Expo
  • Bullfrog Power
  • ClimateWise Business Network
  • Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • Walk for Andrea 2018
  • Operation Med School
  • PuMP Medical Professionals
  • Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC)
  • Brain Changes Initiative
  • The G Word
  • Girl Talk
  • Future Lawyers
  • Pollution Probe
  • NASA Space Apps Challenge
  • Girl Expo Canada
  • City Moguls
  • Vaughan Public Libraries
  • Advocates in Motion
  • Limmud FSU Canada

SSHRC Insight Grant

Brain Power’s Founder & Director, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, is part of a team of researchers—including members from the University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor, York University, TDSB, and YRDSB—who won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant  (2019) competition for their project on international students in Ontario secondary schools.

Collaboration with York University

Promoting the Academic Literacy Development of Generation 1.5 English Language Learners: A Pro-active Agenda

Dr. Sandra R. Schecter (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Karine Rashkovsky (Research Collaborator)

Promoting the Academic Literacy Development of Generation 1.5 English Language Learners is an enrichment-oriented project headed by Professor Sandra R. Schecter (York University) that aims to expand the range of literacy, numeracy, and life skills of students who are born or start formal schooling in Canada but speak another language in the home.

The project involves a collaboration between university researchers, high school students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and community members focused on developing the linguistic skills of Generation 1.5 students in tandem with their conceptual thinking, thereby enhancing their academic achievement. Brain Power Enrichment Programs, in particular, is taking on a central role in this cutting edge research; due to our unique enrichment programs and successful pedagogical approaches, we have been selected to contribute to the project in various arenas, including but not limited to, the field of learning enhancement.  We are proud to be a partner in this pro-active agenda!

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