Cowan Foundation


The Cowan Foundation continues to support Perimeter initiatives locally and across Canada as an Educational Outreach Champion. Available in both English and French, each free, digitally downloadable classroom resource explores a different aspect of the universe, using lesson plans, hands-on activities and demonstrations, modifiable worksheets, and videos. Every resource can be modified by teachers to suit their students’ needs. Plus, the lessons can be put into practice using inexpensive items – an effort to level the playing field so that all students have the same access to engaging science.

The impact has been enormous: Perimeter has facilitated more than 10 million student interactions through educational programs and resources, with approximately half of those being Canadian students. The Cowan Foundation helps us make science accessible to all, and we thank them for their continued generosity.


Judy Dawe (Commercial Accounts Executive, Cowan Insurance Group), Greg Dick (Director of Educational Outreach, Perimeter Institute), and Mary D'Alton (Executive Director, The Cowan Foundation).

“Perimeter Institute continues to break down barriers by providing educators with the resources and tools needed to inspire our next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers. We are proud to be an Educational Outreach Resource Partner and support the production of free digital resources that makes cutting-edge science education available to educators and their students in even the most remote communities.”


– Mary D’Alton, Executive Director, The Cowan Foundation