Let's Get Started!
You can start by purchasing a Team Kit from Destination Imagination (Global)
You will see that there are 3 items for sale. Once you have made your purchase, our Ontario Affiliate will be notified.
Team Number and Mandatory Background Check Kit @$150 US currency OR
Team Number Only @$110 US currency*
Mandatory Background Check Only @$40 US currency*
*If a Team Manager has more than one team, they will only need to purchase ONE Background Check
Teams will not receive their Challenge until the Background Check has been completed
Choose your Team Manager(s) as soon as possible! Team Managers can be teachers and/or parents. All the creative problem solving will come from the children, so a Team Manager's role is to guide and mentor the team. This is an important position - and we will be happy to support you in any way that we can.
Look over the Central Challenge Previews and choose the one that fits best with your team
Note: The 2020-2021 Central Challenges will arrive later in the summer. The Challenge Writers are making sure that the Challenges will be flexible enough to allow students to work in-person and/or virtually with their teammates.
Some students will pick a particular Challenge because it falls within their Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering or Service Learning wheelhouse. They simply love that area of STEAM learning. For other students, this is a time to try their hand at something new. There are no prerequisites for any of these Challenges... students will learn as they go!
If you would like more information about any of the Challenges, please don't hesitate to ask us. We can answer questions by email or Zoom or help you plan a school visit.
Make a team of 2-7 students! (Kindergarten-grade 2 Rising Stars can have up to 10 students)
In some schools, teachers will embed DI right into the curriculum. They will divide their students into smaller groups and each group will take on the Challenge that appeals to them the most. In other schools or organizations, DI is an enrichment or extracurricular activity where a group of interested students will work on DI during their lunch hour or after school. We also have Independent/Home school teams that are made up of siblings and friends who fall within the same age bracket. All are welcome!
You will need to register for the Ontario Tournament on our Tournament page
Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, we cannot say for certain whether we will be hosting an in-person or virtual Provincial Tournament this year. But don't worry - we have formed our own DI Tournament Team and this is a Challenge that we will solve! We will keep you posted as we get closer to tournament season. Note: There will be no tournament fees for Rising Stars teams.