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Who We Are

Brilliant Labs is an Atlantic Canadian-based charity. We are a hands-on, experiential learning platform empowering children to learn through the integration of creativity, innovation and today’s technology with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an entrepreneurial spirit in classrooms and communities, and by effecting change within educational curricula throughout Atlantic Canada, and beyond. 

Our Mission

To work with young people, educators, and community leaders to develop creativity, innovation, digital skills, and a socially responsible entrepreneurial mindset.

Our Vision

To provide every educator and youth in Atlantic Canada, and beyond, with the opportunity to develop the necessary coding and digital skills required to create, innovate and inspire a future of sustainable development and growth throughout our region and our communities.






Since 2014, Brilliant Labs has been empowering Atlantic Canadian youth from all walks of life to learn how to create and innovate, and think critically and problem-solve with today’s technology and a socially entrepreneurial mindset.

Brilliant Labs was the vision of a group of entrepreneurs who wanted to transform Atlantic Canada from a natural resource based economy to a more sustainable knowledge based economy.  To do this they traveled to Finland and Estonia learn how schools where introducing students to technology with the hope of transforming their economy.

In the CBC documentary: Code Kids, produced by Hemmings House,  this group of entrepreneurs inspired government and community decision makers to bring technology to the classroom through the efforts of Brilliant Labs.

The shift to more hands-on learning and exposure to technology is ongoing.  Today, Brilliant Labs operates in all four Atlantic Canadian provinces, with passionate community partners in both the public and private sectors.

Through project based learning, Brilliant Labs has inspired youth to take control over their own learning and has helped thousands of students and teachers realize that learning is personal and it can be adapted for the individual or community needs.   

Brilliant Labs is leading by example in engineering its own prototyping hardware and cloud services.  The b.Board is designed to be an accessible fun interactive device for creators, researchers and inventors of all ages.  It helps bring IoT, robotics or other hardware project ideas from concept to reality fast! 

Today, Brilliant Labs is a charity that has grown from a small group of entrepreneurs and a former classroom teacher to a full-time team of forty-five and almost a hundred part-time staff supporting after school and summer programming. 

Code Kids Documentary
Brilliant Labs Highlights
Summer Camps & Partners
Entrepreneurship & Prototyping: b.Board
A Pedagogical Movement



“Brilliant Labs is a journey in self-guided learning. Together with youth, educators & community, we create customized plans to access the technology & hands-on learning tools needed to help learners succeed. 

Let’s inspire the next generation of thinkers, problem solvers & empathic creators. Join the journey!”

Jeff Willson, Executive Director, Brilliant Labs

Thinking globally, and acting locally in Atlantic Canada

Brilliant Labs is fully committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global initiative to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030.

We empower youth to learn and make an impact by engaging them with these issues in their schools and communities.


New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland & Labrador
Virtual Programs

Meet Our Board

Brilliant Labs is proud to share this journy with these community leaders, entreprenures and change makers. Together we are empowering youth, educators and communities to be stewards of change and empathic creators.

Nicole Leblanc, Chair
David Alston, Co-Founder & Director
David Desjardins, Treasurer
Rebecca Khan, Secretary
Sue Taylor-Foley, Director
Bradley Clark, Director

We’re here to help educators, youth and communities innovate and inspire a spirit of entreprenurialism.