FIRST Robotics BC
Our mission is to encourage young people in British Columbia to become science and technology leaders. Kids from kindergarten through high school are engaged in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international organization to encourage young people to pursue further studies and careers in science, technology and engineering.
“FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect – of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future.”
– Dean Kamen (FIRST founder)
If you are interested in FIRST Programs in the rest of Canada, here’s who to contact.
- British Columbia – FIRST Robotics BC
- Alberta – FIRST Western Canada
- Saskatchewan – FIRST Western Canada
- Ontario – FIRST Robotics Canada
- Quebec – Robotique FIRST Québec
- New Bruinswick
- Nova Scotia – Acadia University
- Prince Edward Island
- Newfoundland and Labrador – FIRST Technology Association
Please Contact Us if your organization is running official FIRST programs in Canada. We’d like to make sure you group is included in this list!