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As a national membership association, we provide knowledge, representation, support, connectivity, and services for our members to thrive. As a national platform, we advocate on behalf of the broader science centre and science museum sector to communicate the value of informal science, technology, and innovation engagement, raise professional standards, and inform policy. Our network includes members such as STEM/STEAM education and outreach organizations, companies and universities; and collaborators from government agencies and departments, foundations, and media.

Over the next 3 years, our work to support and empower our network will help build a thriving Science & Innovation Culture in Canada, by focusing on the following three priority areas:

> National Leadership

Embrace a leadership role in helping to advance Science and Innovation Culture in Canada through collaborations on a national stage.

> Cultivating Ecosystems

Enhance connections and sharing within our network, between members and collaborators, opening our doors wider and leveraging relationships and partnership opportunities. The CASC network will apply an ecosystem approach to fostering collaboration across our members.

> Advancing Science Engagement

Apply a future lens grounded in data and trends to understand the changing landscape of science engagement. Major issues facing our planet are of a magnitude that no one institution or organization can address on its own. They require cooperation and the pooling and sharing of knowledge across institutions, across disciplines and across the country, coast to coast to coast.

CASC will honour our core beliefs and values while pursuing our strategic goals.


    • Lifelong learning is fundamental for a thriving science and innovation culture.
    • Informal science engagement is critical to improving science literacy and promotes critical thinking.
    • Diverse participation and representation are essential and encouraged.
    • Social relevance and trust are foundational to effective public science engagement.
    • Collaboration is necessary to tackle global and local challenges.


Motivation We find inspiration in the organizations we work with and missions we support.

Inclusive We thrive in an inclusive culture where people feel respected and valued for who they are as an individual or group.

Collaboration We flourish when we bring people with different perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds together.

Innovation We make things better in ways that benefit everyone through consultation, testing, and iteration.

Improvement We encourage continuous inquiry, learning, and practice.

Impactful We grow our impact through evidence-based decisions.

Canadian Association of Science Centres

#1203-130 Albert St. 

Ottawa, ON. K1P 5G4

The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. We pay respect to their traditions, ways of knowing and acknowledge their many contributions to the innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Clearly and overtly this gratitude must be demonstrated in our collective commitment to truth and reconciliation, by working to transform existing relationships, with open dialogue, mutual understanding and respectful collaborations

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