Amgen Canada makes donations to qualified charitable organizations that raise the value of science literacy in the community; attract bright young minds into the field of science by helping educators to teach more effectively; and improving access to science resources for teachers, students and the community at large.
Learn more about the different organizations that Amgen Canada and the Amgen Foundation supports.
Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation
As a National Health Partner to the ACT Foundation, Amgen Canada helps teach more than 4 million children about the risks of cardiovascular disease and provides them with life-saving skills, such as CPR.
Start 2 Finish
Amgen Canada has been donating to various programs led by Start2Finish since 2016. Amgen provides learning materials and scientific calculators in the annual Backpack Program and donates science books to the Running and Reading Club.
Amgen Canada Fellowship in Biotechnology
As a Established in 2012, the Amgen Canada Fellowship in Biotechnology is open to all students enrolled in the Master of Biotechnology program. The fellowship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and on consideration of three letters of reference. Consideration is also given to students with financial need.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Peel Region
Supporting long-term mentoring for children and youth. Staff volunteer at the organization and Amgen hosts monthly science events. Each year 600 children also benefit from 30 other Science-related activities made possible by Amgen Canada each year.
Visions of Science
Amgen Canada’s donation to Visions of Science Network for Learning extends access to STEM workshops for underserved communities. Amgen has also hosted youth from Visions of Science to raise awareness of STEM education and further study options and highlight different career paths within the organization.
Amgen Foundation Programs for Students
Amgen Scholars Program
The Amgen Scholars Program gives undergraduates the opportunities to experience cutting-edge research opportunities at world-leading universities. Canadian undergraduates can apply to attend Amgen Scholars at the University of Toronto or at four leading universities in Asia through the Amgen Scholars Asia program.
Amgen Biotech Experience
This program provides secondary school teachers with the technical training and classroom equipment needed to carry out hands-on biotech experiments in the classroom, fostering science learning at high school. In Canada, ABE is operationalized by the University of Toronto Mississauga and serves the broader regional area. The ABE labs are also available virtually through LabXchange.
As a Science Partner of Khan Academy, the Amgen Foundation is helping increase access to biology resources for students and teachers for free and online. With the Foundation’s support, Khan Academy is creating new biology lessons for students and teachers worldwide.
Sponsored by the Amgen Foundation and run out of Harvard University, LabXchange is a free online science education platform that fosters lifelong learning and opportunity for all by providing access to resources, experiences and community connections across the global scientific community.