August 20, 2021


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Our members bridge the formal and informal science learning environments. The CASC network is the heart of a dynamic science and innovation culture support system in Canada.

Government of Canada & COVID-19 Support

Association Info

> CASCADE AWARDS: Congratulations to our 2021 CASCADE Award finalists!

Rallye des Rivières (Rivers Rally)


MSC on the Road

Montréal Science Centre


Montréal Science Centre

Science at Home: The Virtual Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre

KidSpark Adventure Series

Ontario Science Centre

Out of the Box Noon Year's Eve

Saskatchewan Science Centre

Innovate! The Science of New Ideas in New Brunswick

Science East

The Science of Guinness World Records™ Travelling Exhibition

Science North

All award recipients will be announced/revealed LIVE on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at our VIRTUAL CASCADE Awards Ceremony. 

Event and registration details will be shared soon!

View all 2021 CASCADE Awards Institutional finalists.

> We’re making a GAMESHOW and NEED participants.

On September 23, 2021 CASC will host it’s national CASCADE Awards, virtually.  We’re building our program and have incorporated a few games to bring smiles, laughter and some friendly competition to the show!

We are looking for a total of 12 participants to each take part in one (1) of the following three games

Home Robot 

Do you have mad skills with Siri? In this game, our hosts will give you a word and you have to find a way to get the robot to say the word (without using the word, of course!) before the others in the game.  

The Sounds of Science

Maybe you’re a beatbox pro, but can you mimic other sounds with your mouth?  Our host will play a sound and you take your best shot at imitation.

Mystery Guest 

Are you known for knowing about obscure people and things? Our hosts will present you with odd objects and puzzling people for you and your fellow players to identify.

The games will be pre-recorded and played during our live event on September 23, 2021.

OPEN CALL: Please submit your expression of interest before Aug 23, 2021.

> WEEK OF WONDER: Virtual Classroom Events from September 20-24, 2021

We’re inviting teachers, students and classrooms from across Canada and the world to take part in this amazing cross-country collaboration of science literacy. 

The Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), in partnership with Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants (EBTSOYP) is hosting a 5-day virtual #WeekofWonder during NSERC’s Science Literacy Week (#Scilit).

The week-long event (pilot) features virtual STEM programming from 20 of Canada’s leading Science Centres, Museums and STEM Outreach organizations. Daily programming provides options for francophone or anglophone audiences.

Click here to see who’s participating, to register and what to expect.

Hurry! Order your Scilit Posters by August 23, 2021. 

Hosting a #ScilIt event? Add your details to the #SciLit Partner Hub.

> The latest from ScienceUpFirst

The next few months are likely to see a return to schools, workplaces, and social lives in Canada. But we are also entering a fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the Delta variant. That’s raising a lot of questions, and we believe science can help us answer them.

To prepare for September, whatever it brings, we’ve launched a new campaign called #TakeScience.

1. Join in by sharing the science lessons you’ve learned throughout the pandemic. Using Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and/or TikTok, share what it is you’ll take with you as you and/or your kids return to school.Please make sure to tag @ScienceUpFirst and include the hashtags #TakeScience and #ScienceUpFirst on all platforms, including posts to your feed and stories.

2. Come hang out with us at the upcoming #TakeScience Town Hall on Tuesday, August 31 at 5pm PST/8pm EST. This first of three Town Hall events will feature a panel of science and health experts from across the country, answering your questions about the return to school.  For more information and registration, click here.  Future events will look at how we #TakeScience when we return to work, and to holidays and family gatherings.


Join our network…

  • 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.

Find out which membership is right for you.

News & Opportunities


        • The Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS) is launching a new season of their CAGIS Virtual program beginning Saturday, September 25, 2021. CAGIS Virtual events explore a new topic each Saturday from September to May, with fun virtual and hands-on activities led by real experts and a certified teacher.
        • Climate Collective, a project launched this year by Memorial University’s Johnson Geo Centre and Botanical Garden aims to connect youth with opportunities for climate innovation.


        • Media Literacy Week is an annual event promoting digital and media literacy across Canada taking place from October 25-30, 2021.

            FUNDING & GRANTS

            • CanCode 3.0 has launched! The Program is now accepting project proposals. CanCode aims to equip Canadian youth, with a focus on inclusion of underrepresented groups, with the skills they need to be prepared for further studies, including advanced digital skills and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses, leading to the jobs of the future. Deadline: August 30, 2021

            • Canadian Environmental Initiatives: The Gosling Foundation aims to support transformation of the nature sector to enable it to protect and restore biodiversity for the benefit of all. Proposals can be submitted at any time and are considered at least quarterly: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

                    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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