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The Programme

The purpose of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Youth Education Program is to encourage Amateur Radio as an innovative way of learning in schools across Canada, and a good way to make connections across the curriculum.

The RAC Youth Education Program will provide financial and personal support to teachers and schools in all regions of the country. Teachers who wish to include an element of radio technology in their classroom programs will be eligible for assistance in acquiring the necessary equipment, books and other resources.

The ultimate goal of the Program is to:

  • encourage young people to look to the sciences and technologies for possible career and personal development;
  • provide for the revitalization and growth of Amateur Radio with an infusion of young people.

"With amateur radio, my students travel the globe to speak with contacts in the region, across the country, and around the world. Combining the study of amateur radio with their physics curriculum, 25 students in grades 11, 12 and OAC wrote and passed their basic exam this spring." Mark Richardson, VA3OBO, Physics Teacher, Lester B. Pearson High School, Burlington, Ontario.

"I use amateur radio each year in my classroom and after school in a weekly club. This is my 10th year of teaching, and radio, like science, has always played an important role. I support amateur radio as an innovavtive way of learning, and a good way to make connections across the curriculum." Neil Carleton, VE3NCE, Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher, R. Tait McKenzie Public School, Almonte, Ontario.