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The Ontario Science Centre, the largest science centre in Canada, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. After welcoming more than 52 million visitors, it is a landmark occasion for the Centre, our province and our country.

Our annual signature event, the 50th Birthday RBC Innovators’ Ball will be held on September 26, 2019 the Centre’s actual birthday. It will celebrate the importance of nurturing early learning and lifelong curiosity and will celebrate our generous corporate donors and community leaders. Proceeds from the event will support:

  • Exceptional world-class science learning experiences

  • Upgraded, visitor-focused facilities

  • Services and access programs

Expected to attract more than 500 of Toronto’s corporate leaders and influencers, this high-profile gala includes an interactive cocktail reception, exceptional cuisine and thought-provoking discussions about the future of science and the vital role it plays in our lives every day.


We encourage you to support our mission – to inspire the human adventure of discovery and participate in this remarkable event. You will be investing in a more curious, creative, and resilient world.

Ontario Science Centre’s 2018 RBC Innovators’ Ball
raises record-breaking $767,000 net

On Thursday, November 15th, 500 science lovers and supporters attended a sold-out RBC Innovators’ Ball and raised more than $767,000 net, a record-breaking 16 per cent increase from last year, to support the Ontario Science Centre’s community access programs. Since 2008, the annual event has raised more than $5.4 million to provide critical funding for these programs, which serve approximately 80,000 kids and families annually by removing financial barriers that might otherwise stand between the community and a visit to the Science Centre.

The Ball showcases how innovation is impacting our lives through Ted-talk type presentations. Meet our 2018 Innovation Presenters:

  • Ryan Janzen, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, TransPod

  • Harleen Kaur, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ground News

  • Mina Mitry, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kepler Communications

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Some of our past presenters include:

  • Kamran Khan MD MPH and his team at BlueDot are tackling the spread of global epidemics using artificial intelligence,

  • Brendan Frey PhD FRSC and Deep Genomics work using machine learning to unlock new treatments at the genetic level, and

  • Andrea Palmer has developed a wearable tech – Reveal, that monitors and supports those with developmental and neurological disorders in a revolutionary way.

  • Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Explorer, MDA Robotics (2016)

  • Glen Van Arsdell MD, Head of Cardiovascular Surgery for the Hospital for Sick Children (2016)

  • Dr. Sonny Kohli & Robert Kaul, Co-Founders, Cloud DX (2016)

  • Aaron Grant, Co-Founder and CEO, Thalmic Labs (2015)

  • Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, AsapSCIENCE (2015)

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