November 18, 2021


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The CASC network helps our society develop a nuanced understanding and appreciation of the myriad ways in which science and innovation are deeply ingrained in society and essential to our collective well-being.

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> CASC 2022 Membership: There’s strength in bonds

It's that time of year! Membership with CASC is from January 1 to December 31 each year.


> If you believe the importance of making science approachable and relatable on a local scale, and providing accessible places for people to fuel their curiosity about science.

> If you want to be part of a community that bridges the formal and informal science learning environments.

> If you believe science and innovation engagement has the power to ignite curiosity, deepen learning, and empower collective action.

> If you care about increasing interest in science and inspiring the next generation of young adults to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

> If you support the idea of sharing best science engagement practices, cultivating an ecosystem approach, helping scale innovative initiatives, and helping to drive policy change to recognize and value the informal science learning and public engagement sector.

Your membership matters. Your support of the CASC, through your membership, helps us better advocate on behalf of Canada’s science engagement community. Being connected makes us stronger as a community.

Not a CASC member? Join today!

CASC Reciprocal Agreement

It's also time to have a look at the current Reciprocal Agreement to be sure that your organization's listing reflects your current offerings. If you are a CASC Science Centre/Museum member and would like to participate in our Reciprocal Agreement, please contact Tina at

> GEN ACTION: Rallying Youth Climate Heroes!

Together, CASC Members will inform and inspire Canada’s youth to take action for climate change.

In 2021, Environment and Climate Change Canada approved an application led by Discovery Centre, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), Science North and The Exploration Place for funding from the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) to Inspire Youth to Climate Action.

As part of this project, CASC will help flow-through $3 Million to CASC Member Institutions to engage over 200,000 K-12/CÉGEP youth in every province and territory across Canada.

The funds will support diverse, hands-on and locally relevant activities with an expected confirmed change in awareness and behaviours among participants, resulting in increased motivation to take action toward the reduction of greenhouse gases.

>>> Deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2021.

Learn more about the project and eligibility at

CASC Members Apply Now!

> Congratulations Dr. Marianne Mader

CASC Executive Director, Dr. Marianne Mader, elected into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows.

Fellows embody the longstanding values & tenets of the Society: the determination to build, courage to explore & steadfast love of our country.

>  ScienceUpFirst, Art Alongside

It is well-established that when messages are paired with creative forms of expression, the results are more memorable, more shareable, and can reach new audiences.

@ScienceUpFirst on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok

So… we’re launching an exciting art project! Last month, we commissioned 13 artists from across the country to create beautiful pieces that interpret principles of good communication. They’ve been hard at work and we’re thrilled to start sharing their work.

Meet the amazingly talented artists from across Canada.

And check our social media channels every Thursday for a new piece of art!

News & Opportunities



                        FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

                        • Tourism Relief Fund in Western Canada: With a budget of $500 million over two years (ending March 31, 2023), including $50 million specifically dedicated to Indigenous tourism initiatives, and $15 million for national initiatives, this fund will position Canada to be a destination of choice when domestic and international travel is once again safe.

                        • Museums Assistance Program: Supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections. The program fosters the preservation of Indigenous culture and facilitates access to heritage collections for all Canadians. It also promotes professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions.

                        • The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education (MECCE) Project is seeking to fund Case Studies of innovative climate change communication and education (CCE) to inform global understandings of quality CCE. Proposal deadline: January 4, 2022, 11:59pm EST

                        • Celebrate Canada: Funding for activities organized on:
                          • National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21)
                          • Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24)
                          • Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27)
                          • Canada Day (July 1)

                        Application deadline: November 21, 2021


                                • Canadian Science Policy Centre - CSPC 2021 Conference: November 22nd - 26th, 2021. Register for full access here. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage in the most important discussions of science and innovation policy with insights from across Canada around the globe, just from your office, home, or your phone. Under the overarching theme ‘Building Forward Better’, CSPC 2021 decodes the world post COVID-19 era and the crucial role of science and innovation in policymaking and rebuilding society on all fronts: social fabric, economic development, healthcare, climate, and other areas in Canada!

                                >>> CASC Executive Director, Dr. Marianne Mader will present in a session titled Freeing Climate Ambition from Misinformation Barriers on Nov. 23, 2021. Dr. Mader will also moderate a session on Nov. 25, 2021 titled, Innovative tools to debunk COVID-19 misinformation
                                • Museums/Musees Canada Summit A national museums conference taking place throughout Kitchener and Waterloo, January 16-19, 2022. Hosted by THEMUSEUM and coinciding with the Canadian stop of the Rolling Stones | UNZIPPED exhibition. Click here to learn more and register.
                                • Science and Technology Awareness Network - STAN's 2021 Conference: Online Feb 23- 25! Register hereThis year’s STAN Conference, A Future For Everyone, will be an opportunity to network and to reflect, imagine, and build together. The goals of the Conference are to build relationships with our peers, imagine future possibilities for our common work, and reflect on the impacts of our work on systemic issues. We hope to promote awareness so conversations stay alive.
                                • Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology - CCWEST 2022 Call for Presentations : The 19th biennial CCWESTT conference will be held May 12-14, 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme of the 2022 conference is Reach for the Stars: Creating Impact Together. Submission deadline is, Monday, November 22, 5:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time.AST: Atlantic time is GMT-4. Click here to learn more.

                                        OUR MISSION

                                        CASC empowers a national network of organizations who champion Science and Innovation by making science approachable, relevant, and accessible.

                                        OUR VISION

                                        Canada has a thriving science and innovation culture of engaged citizens.

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