Who We Are

Founded in 1969, Science Timmins Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers and governed by a community-based Board of Directors. Through our founding activity, the Northeastern Ontario Science Fair, we developed a reputation for promoting science and technology throughout Northeastern Ontario. Since then, Science Timmins has successfully initiated, developed and operated more than 15 diverse, bilingual science programs.

Board of Directors

Science Timmins is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. New members are appointed by existing members of the Board.
Our Board of Directors is composed of 17 directors who govern the operation of the organization. Each member of our board has an interest in guiding Science Timmins to achieving its vision and mission.


Several volunteer committees, typically made up of members from our Board of Directors, assist in developing and running our programs and guiding our operations. Together, they make Science Timmins a success, allowing us to deliver top quality programs as diverse as the people who participate in them.
The Finance Committee guides:

  • Fundraising
  • Budgeting
  • Audit reporting
  • Financial reporting
  • All other aspects financing

The Program Committee guides:

  • Existing program maintenance
  • Expanding our reach through Science Mobile
  • Developing future programs
  • All other aspects of education

The Youth Committee provides input and representation for the children and teenagers who participate in our programs.
The Science Village Committee oversees issues dealing with the development, renovation and operation of the forthcoming Science Village location expected to open in 2015.
The Advisory Committee advises the Board of Directors on operational and strategic matters, such as vision, mission, programs, etc.
Please download a PDF list of our committees and members here.


Science Timmins was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. In 1997, the Board of Directors approved a new constitution and bylaws.

Science Timmins has developed the following policies:
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Partnership and Sponsorship Policy and Guidelines
  • Media Communication Policy
  • Complaint Policy
  • Selection Policy for Delegates and Alternates for the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)

Click here for constitution, by-law and policy details.