march break 2018 ~ bright lights animators


In March we launched our first spring break camp and welcomed 12 students from across the GTA to work with our team of teachers and animators.

We can't wait for you to see their films and find out what they think we need to know about our brains so we can all Stay Bright  !

We will offer two sessions of this enriched camp experience this summer:

  • July 9 - 13
  • July 16 - 20


20th annual toronto brain bee

Firefly has been the sponsor of the annual Toronto Brain Bee since 2011.  This year the competition took place Thursday April 12th., at the University of Toronto.  With over 120 students from across the GTA competing it was an exciting day.  After 3 rounds of competition the top competitors were:  Surya Pandiaraju, Upper Canada College (1st), Michael Tang, University of Toronto Schools (2nd) and Yashan Chelliahpillai, Glen Forrest Secondary School (3rd).  Natasha Reyes from Cardinal Carter Academy for the arts was the top scoring Novice competitor.  Temitope Lekuti received the Student Leadership Award.

junior bright lights camp

Due to great interest expressed by younger students we launched a new program at Bright Lights this summer.

Students from Grade 5 and 6 participated in a new camp where they learned how to read scientific papers and gather credible research information that they then used to create their own stop motion animated films.

This program is a partnership between Firefly, University of Toronto Schools and the Toronto Animated Image Society.  

We hope the films these students produced with help us spread the word to all young people about the importance of understanding and taking care of your brain... so it will last as long as your body does.

Students helping all of us... Stay Bright.


This camp is a partnership between 

Firefly Foundation

Toronto Animated Image Society & University of Toronto Schools

In 2017 funding for scholarships was provided by Firefly Foundation and the support of

AstraZeneca Canada

memories silent auction

memories silent auction


Firefly Foundation was thrilled to collaborate with the Rotman Photography Association to host a silent auction celebrating memories through photography.  The funds raised at this event - combined with the support offered by the Rotman Graduate Business Council and our own fundraising efforts - enabled Firefly to offer a total of 18 students scholarships and financial aid to attend our Bright Lights in the Lab camp in 2016.