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#CASC2022    #ActionToImpact


In addition to the two ACTION filled days of learning and sharing we’ve organized three workshops that are sure to have an IMPACT on your professional development needs.

All workshops have capacity limits and some have additional fees and some exceptions.

Please see the descriptions below and click the corresponding REGISTER NOW! button to be redirected to their unique registration page.

We look forward to hosting you at CASC 2022!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

12:00 PM ET 

Indigenous in Science Communication and STE(A)M Spaces.

How do we build a more inclusive space for us and our communities? 

Do you identify as being First Nations, Inuk and/or Métis?  Join our talking circle to share success stories and challenges with friends and colleagues from across the CASC network.

Capacity: 100 individuals

Cost: FREE

Open to individuals who self-identify as being First Nations, Inuk and/or Métis.  

ONLY Available to CASC 2022 Conference Registrants.*

*Exceptions may be considered. Contact to inquire.


    AMBER SANDY (She/Her)

    Coordinator, Indigenous Knowledge and Science Outreach, SciXchange at Toronto Metropolitan University

    Amber Sandy is a member of Neyaashiinigmiing (Chippewas of Nawash First Nation) living in Noelville, Ontario. She is an artist with a focus on leather work, beadwork and moose and caribou hair tufting. Amber is a hide tanner and uses moose, deer and fish skins to make leather by hand. As the coordinator of Indigenous Knowledge and Science Outreach for SciXchange at Toronto Metropolitan University, she is an enthusiastic advocate for Indigenous Science. Her work focuses on the intersections of Indigenous knowledge and western science in her approach to conservation, environmental science, education and art. She passionately works to increase access to traditional land based practices for Indigenous peoples.


    FRED HINES (He/Him)

    Director of Indigenous Education ,TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, Indigenous perspectives on science centres

    Fred Hines is the Director of Indigenous Education at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. He has 30 years of experience in the field of education, primarily focused on supporting diverse learners and developing relationships with various community partners to develop school programs. For ten years, he served as Principal at amiskwaciy Academy in Edmonton.

    He successfully established working relationships with MacEwan University, University of Alberta, Concordia University, Northern Alberta Institute for Technology (NAIT) and NorQuest College which have proved beneficial in supporting amiskwaciy Academy students. In 2015, Fred developed a dual credit agreement between MacEwan University and Edmonton Public Schools.

    Fred’s education includes a Master of Education (Gifted and Talented) from the University of New England, Australia along with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Francis Xavier University.


    KORI CZUY (ᒥᐦᑯᐱᐦᐁᓯᐤ), PhD (She/Her)

    Indigenous Engagement Specialist, TELUS Spark

    Kori Czuy, ᒥᐦᑯᐱᐦᐁᓯᐤ, is Cree/Métis Polish, and was born in Treaty 8 by the banks of the Peace River. She is the Indigenous Engagement Specialist at the Spark Science Centre, focusing on bringing together multiple ways of knowing science. Kori is on an ongoing journey to reconnect with and learn from the knowings of the land, and helping others connect with the complexities of these knowings alongside Western science.

    She has a PhD in storying mathematics; through her research she worked with children and Treaty 7 Elders to explore the depth of mathematics within local Indigenous stories.

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    2:30 PM ET 

    Anti-Racism in the Workplace

    Move beyond diversity & inclusion by developing an antiracist lens.

    For individuals and businesses to dismantle unconscious bias, address white privilege, uncover systemic racism, and learn how to centre the experience of BIR (Black, indigenous and racialized) individuals.

    In this workshop you will learn:

    • Antiracism language & the framework in building an antiracism lens
    • Rooting your awareness in understanding Canada’s colonial history
    • The impacts of Unconscious Bias , Systemic Racism & White supremacy
    • The first step in developing an antiracist workplace for your team


    Capacity: 50 individuals

    Cost: $20.00 CAD 

    (All proceeds will go to CASC DIEA Initiatives, learn more here, see page 15.)

    ONLY Available to CASC 2022 Conference Registrants.

    SELAM DEBS (She/Her)

    Selam is a Black Ethiopian queer woman, an antiracism educator, an anti-oppression coach, a social justice advocate, a student in dismantling anti-Black racism, an accomplice in dismantling anti-Indigenous racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and an advocate in 2SLGBTQ+ & disability rights through an intersectional lens.

    She is the founder of Juici Yoga, a yoga and meditation instructor, a restorative yoga teacher trainer, a holistic life coach, a reiki master, and a Lululemon Ambassador. Selam is first and foremost, A MOTHER. I am a singer and a songwriter, a poet and a practitioner of self-acceptance, self-love, and radical compassion.

    Selam’s Antiracism work is rooted in the understanding that we must acknowledge and identify the insidiousness of white supremacy before we can dismantle colonial belief systems. The process of undoing, unlearning and re-educating is necessary for white communities to embark on, to support the healing journey for our racialized communities.

    Selam is also a board member of Project UP, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASCW) and Women's Entrepreneur Centre of Laurier University.

    You can learn more about Selam at

    Instagram: @selamdebs

    Facebook @selamdebsyoga

    Linkedin: @selamdebs

    Twitter: @selamdebs

    Friday, May 27, 2022

    12:00 PM ET 

    Build Your Personal Resilience

    Stress is inevitable in our lives as we juggle competing demands from family, work, social and financial to name a few. We may not always choose the situations that cause us stress, but we can develop strategies to choose our responses and build resilience.

    Join us to learn how to build healthy responses to stress and develop your personal plan to deal with situations when stress arises in your life.

    Capacity: 100 individuals


    $10.00 CAD with CASC 2022 Conference Registration

    $25.00 CAD if NO CASC 2022 Conference Registration

    (All proceeds will go to CASC DIEA Initiatives, learn more here, see page 15.)

    ONLY available to CASC MEMBERS (Science Centre/Museum, Affiliate and Individual/Honorary).


    Operations Director, Canadian Association of Science Centres

    Stephanie Deschenes is the Operations Director at the Canadian Association of Science Centres with more than 20 years of experience in the science centre sector, including senior leadership roles with CASC and Science North. She has expertise in developing and delivering leadership development programs for high-potential employees on a leadership track, such as team leadership, dealing with conflict and coaching for resilience. Stephanie is certified as an executive coach and MBTI practitioner.

    Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

    CASC is extremely grateful to the organizations that have chosen to support CASC 2022, and would like to thank them for their generous support. for information on sponsorship opportunities.