Techsploration Strengthens Partnership with Shopify



NOVEMBER 16, 2021 (Halifax, NS) – On the heels of a successful Ontario expansion in 2020, Techsploration is excited to announce an expanded partnership with global commerce provider, Shopify.

Shopify has increased both its financial and in-kind support to Techsploration, becoming the organization’s newest Eureka Level Partner – a sponsorship tier highlighting support valued at $50,000 or more. Shopify’s sponsorship of Techsploration’s 2021-2022 program year represents one of the organization’s largest annual private sector contributions to date.

The Nova Scotia-based non-profit first cultivated its partnership with Shopify in 2019 as it prepared to launch its award-winning programming in Ontario. Over the past two years, Shopify has supported and participated in Techsploration’s mentor-led, hands-on programming for young women in Grades 9 through 12.

“Industry participation and support is integral to our program model. When we connect young women from diverse backgrounds with inspiring female role models and employers who embrace diverse and respectful workplace culture, we open doors to future career opportunities many young women may not consider otherwise. From data scientists to mobile developers, we are thrilled to expand our work with Shopify’s incredible team who will continue to inspire the next generation of women in tech, and those already in the workforce,” said Techsploration’s Executive Director, Emily Boucher.

Through today’s announced sponsorship, Shopify will support core programming in both Nova Scotia and Ontario, and contribute hundreds of volunteer hours through mentorship, workshop facilitation, featured speakers, access to inspiring female role models, and educational career content.

“Now more than ever, it’s vital to encourage young women to consider careers in technology,” said Brittney Oberfeld, Social Impact Lead, Youth Outreach at Shopify.  “The pandemic led to a period of significant growth and innovation, and as a partner, we witnessed Techsploration’s ability to quickly adapt and pivot to an online model. Their resilience and commitment to their mission and mandate is a testament to the importance of this program, and we are proud to continue our support”.