For a limited time, educators receive FREE training on robotics, hands-on coding and STEM programming through the InkSmith CMSA Coaching Academy.
Welcome to the Canadian Minor STEAM Association (CMSA) Coaching Academy!
The CMSA Coaching Academy certifies coaches for the Canadian Minor STEAM Association - a national network of regional clubs making STEAM a minor sport for K-8 youth through hands-on coding, robotics and STEM programming.
The Coaching Academy includes 2 certification streams: League coaches and classroom educators. The program provides the training and professional development you need to introduce digital skills and coding-related concepts with your CMSA club or into your classroom.
The Canadian Minor STEAM Association and the CMSA Coaching Academy are made possible with funding from the Government of Canada's CanCode 3.0 program.
Just like in hockey, dance, soccer or gymnastics, kids join STEAM teams led by coaches for hands-on activities that encourage curiosity, creativity and the courage to follow their passions.
Course Bundles & Certifications
The Canadian Minor STEAM Association (CMSA) currently has two streams of certification courses: a Coach Certification for league programming and an Educator Certification for in-classroom delivery.
InkSmith has partnered with LAUNCH to establish the Canadian Minor STEAM Association for the development of digital and STEAM skills in K-8 Canadian youth. The project has been awarded $1.5 million in funding as part of the Government of Canada’s CanCode 3.0 grant from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.