Igniting Children's Potential at the ROM

Celebrating Our School Visits Bursary Partners 

Established in 2005, the School Visits Bursary Program expands opportunities for more students to ignite their potential at the Museum. To date, the program has enabled more than 154,000 student visits—including 19,649 visits for the 2015–16 school year—to visit the ROM, subsidizing the cost of bus transportation, guided gallery tours, and hands-on learning programs led by experienced educators.

This year, the ROM welcomes two new partners to the School Visits Bursary Program: Mandarin Restaurants and Nordstrom. We deeply appreciate the commitment of our education partners, whose inspiring support better enables the ROM to enrich learning for students across the province.

“We’re proud to support young Canadians by partnering with the ROM on this important initiative,” said George Chiu, Vice President and Co-founder of Mandarin Restaurants. “Education is foundational to building stronger communities in which Mandarin Restaurants operate.”

“Nordstrom is excited to partner with the ROM to enrich learning opportunities for even more children and youth,” said Terri Baldwin, Director, Charity Giving, Nordstrom. “The School Visits Bursary Program is one of the many ways in which we give back to the communities where we live and work.”

By helping us connect more students with the ROM’s collections and research, our valued partners help make the Ontario curriculum more relevant and exciting. And when students return to the classroom more engaged, a deepened love of learning unlocks a myriad of possibilities that benefit their future success and our collective future!

To learn how you can support the School Visits Bursary Program, please contact Naira Pemberton at nairap@rom.on.ca or 416.586.5736.