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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 five priority areas:

>Advancing diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility (DIEA) across the CASC network

> Meaningfully embedding reconciliation in all aspects of CASC’s work

> Stimulate cooperation to address Global Challenges

> Advocate for a national public STEM engagement strategy

> Organizational Sustainability & Resiliency

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


  • Lifelong public STEM engagement is essential.
  • STEM engagement is fun!
  • There are many ways of knowing.
  • Diverse participation and representation are non-negotiable.
  • Collaboration is essential to tackle global challenges.
  • Data-driven approaches support innovation and learning.


COLLECTIVE IMPACT - We are a national network that brings diverse people and organizations together in a structured and collaborative way to achieve social change.

TRUST - We actively work to build and maintain trust by being honest, credible, transparent, authentic, reliable, and accountable.

SHARED UNDERSTANDING We are curious and listen deeply, with compassion and humility, to understand and meet the needs of our members, partners, audiences, and staff.

DIVERSE and INCLUSIVE - We bring together people with a wide range of backgrounds, opinions, ideas, and skills, from a variety of types of organisations. We cultivate a culture of inclusion where people feel respected and valued for who they are as an individual or group and for their contributions.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION- We strive to communicate clearly and are always learning, using approachable, relevant, and accessible strategies in all our communications, and support the advancement of science communication.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY -We will continue to envision and implement sustainable environmental practices across CASC operations and support leading the CASC network towards a greener future.

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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