January 27, 2021


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Association Updates

> CASC 2022 Conference: Action to Impact

Join us, May 25-27, 2022, for the CASC 2022 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Our theme for this year's conference is ACTION TO IMPACT. In a time of disruption, with organizations facing limited resources, the CASC 2022 conference will examine actions for driving courageous change and creating generational impact.

Canadian Association of Science Centres 2022 conference logo. C.A.S.C. 2022 Action to Impact. May 25 to 27

Call for Learning Session Speakers

We are now looking for people to share their case studies, ideas and innovations centered around the following sub-themes:

  • Uprooting Inequity: Mobilizing change for systemic impact 

  • Collaboration in Action: Locally, regionally, nationally 

  • Impact Evaluation: Methods and Strategies  

  • Organizational Capacity: Evolution and Revolution 

Click here to learn more about the sub-themes and submission timeline.

Learn more here about the Selection process and criteria.

Submit your session proposal here, before the  February 28, 2022 deadline.

CASC 2022 is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Science Odyssey. for information on sponsorship opportunities. 

> Welcome to our Newest Member

Canadian Energy Museum: Home of Leduc #1 logo.

Canadian Energy Museum: Home of Leduc #1

The Canadian Energy Museum is a museum located in Leduc County, Alberta, focused on sharing Canada's Energy Story. We showcase and celebrate the ongoing and ever-changing story of energy heritage and history, from rig to windmill.

National Kids & Vaccines Day: January 27, 2022

The COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada are safe, effective, and save lives. Let’s move the needle (pun intended) and promote vaccine confidence to protect the largest unvaccinated cohort of people in Canada: KIDS!

Join ScienceUpFirst, Children’s Healthcare Canada, and the Sandbox Project on January 27 for National Kids & Vaccines Day. If you’re an organization with a kids and vaccines initiative, you can download our logo here and use it in your communications.

Use the hashtag #KidsVaccinesDay in your social media posts and spread the word.

Together, we can move the needle!

Download the Media Kit.

National Kids and Vaccines Day logo. January 27.

@ScienceUpFirst on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok

January 27 at 8 pm EST for our ScienceUpFirst Kids & Vaccines Town Hall. Ask questions and get the best available evidence from Canadian healthcare leaders. Learn more here.

Join the CASC team - We're hiring for the ScienceUpFirst initiative!

Job Posting - Community Engagement Officer

Job Posting - Audience Engagement Specialist

For CASC member job postings, visit the CASC Job Bank, here.

CASC Education and Programs Community of Practice (CoP)

Here at CASC we are always exploring new ways to keep our members connected with each other for support and collaboration opportunities. In 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with the support of a small but mighty group of education and programming staff from across our membership CASC launched a Community of Practice (CoP) Zoom Discussion for CASC members to collectively come together to assist parents and educators with informal STEM engagement while practicing physical isolation at their homes.

Over the past two years the CoP has met every month, hosted skill-share webinars, hosted guest presentations and organized the pilot Week of Wonder, a cross-country CASC Member Collaboration of virtual STEM programming presented live in schools across Canada during Science Literacy Week.

We would like to thank the initiators of the CoP for all their time and dedication to the ongoing success of Education & Programs CoP.

  • Michael Edwards, Chief Science Officer, Science East
  • Kate Henderson, Manager School Engagement, Science World
  • Tina Leduc, Senior Manager - Informal Learning Programs, Science North
  • Ashley Miller, Science Communicator
  • Katie McMahon, Manager of Education Conservation, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (CASC Board Representative)

Something New for 2022 - Welcoming the CASC Education and Programs Community of Practice (CoP) Steering Committee Members

  • Maura Armstrong, Director of Education, TELUS World of Science Edmonton
  • Rebecca Boone, Early Childhood & Programs Coordinator, Science East
  • Sarah Chisnell, Senior Scientist - Education, Science North
  • Jessie Collins, Education Manager, London Children's Museum
  • Antoine Garwah, President & CEO, Science Timmins
  • Sandy Eix, Director of STEM Learning, Science World
  • Katie McMahon, Manager of Education Conservation, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (CASC Board Representative)
  • Ashley Miller, Science Communicator
  • Vishnu Ramcharan, Specialist: Visitor & Community Engagement, Ontario Science Centre
  • Michael Unger, Program Coordinator, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

To learn more about the CASC Education and Programs Community of Practice (CoP) monthly discussions please contact Tina Leduc at

News & Opportunities


        • CASC and Members are recipients of the Immunization Partnership Fund  to support community-based efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and uptake among Canadians, address vaccine misinformation and disinformation, and reduce vaccine preventable disease.
          • Canadian Association of Science Centres: #ScienceUpFirst

          • The Discovery Centre: Trusted Voices: Co-Created Community-Based Vaccine Education

          • Ontario Science Centre: Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

          • Science North: Building Vaccine Confidence in Ontario and Beyond!

          • TELUS Spark Science Centre: Online Education and Hip-Hop Entertainment.



                      • Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) 2022 Conference. Call for proposals deadline extended: February 7, 2022

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