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For Educators

"Community partners can be an important resource for schools and students. They can provide support for students in the classroom, and can be models of how the knowledge and skills acquired through study of the curriculum relate to life beyond school. As mentors, they can enrich not only the educational experience of students, but also the life of the community."


We continue to be committed to supporting learning in our community. For elementary students we will be doing this through virtual programming/tours and with resource pick-up service at this time.

virtual toursVirtual Tours - Via Zoom, we will take you on a tour of your Idea Exchange location, our website and have a Q. and A. period for students. Customize your “tour” with a story (theme of your choice) or demonstration of where to find resources on a particular subject. Each of our locations is unique and we are looking forward to having you visit – virtually.

summer reading clubSummer Reading Club - Summer is coming and so is our award-winning Summer Reading Club! In this virtual visit, you will learn about the club, the fantastic prizes and how to sign up. We'll read a story and do some fun activities based on this year's theme, GAME ON! To book this visit, please complete this form.

education kitsEducation Kits – Let us know your unit of study and we will bundle resources for you. Choose from our Topics Guide or choose your own. Pick them up at your location (this may take up to a week, so order in advance).


reading kitsReading Kits – What do you enjoy reading? Let us know your interests and reading level and we will bundle some books for you! Need help deciding? Have a look at these recommendations. These can be picked up at your location (kits may take up to a week, order in advance).


virtual programsVirtual Programs – Exciting and Educational programs for everyone. Facebook Live and Zoom programs are available online. Check out our line-up of programs. These programs can be enjoyed in the classroom, or from home!


membership cardsMembership Cards – Teachers can help their students get a membership card. Send an email to one of the contacts below to receive a membership form PDF. Send the form home with your students to be filled in, collect the forms, drop them off or scan and email them. Cards will be ready in a week and dropped off to your school! Cambridge schools only.


Sign up for your Virtual Tour, Education Kit, Reading Kit or Memberships today by contacting:

Kim – Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill ktoth [at]

Pam – Idea Exchange, Hespeler pberry [at]

Emily – Idea Exchange, Old Post Office emclaughlin [at]

Laureen – Idea Exchange, Preston lyacynuk [at]

Laureen – Idea Exchange, Queen's Square lyacynuk [at]

We will be updating this page from time to time so keep checking back!