In 2012 we founded MakerClubKW as a partnership with THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener. After two years of programming experiments and a now constantly sold-out monthly meeting, we’ve decided to take our programming on the road full time as a new not-for-profit social enterprise.
We believe that hands-on exploratory learning (aka tinkering) is a cognitively distinct mode of learning for children. Additionally tinkering builds confidence, inventiveness and self-sufficiency and is the early foundation for a future generation of entrepreneurs.
As a social enterprise we are committed to keeping prices as low as possible, offering scholarships and discounts to lower-income families and groups and paying our extremely creative staff a decent salary. Beyond that, all proceeds are poured back into the business to build new programs, expand capacity (larger groups) and into free community events every summer.
If you are interested in volunteering or part-time work, or even collaborating on some amazing new program please contact us. We’d love to discuss your ideas and the ongoing and upcoming opportunities.
TinkerTruck operates out of Kitchener Ontario and serves families, schools and community organizations in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the surrounding areas. We routinely travel to Burlington, Guelph, London, Milton and Hamilton as well. We’d be thrilled to add your town or city to our growing list.