December 9, 2021


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As 2021 draws to a close the team at CASC wants to take this opportunity to thank all CASC members and supporters for all your support and engagement with CASC over the last 12 months.

In this time of global change, together, we make up a foundational network that has the power to ignite curiosity, deepen learning, and empower collective action.

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this festive season and throughout the coming year.

See you soon, in 2022!

Association Info

> CASC 2022 Conference: Action to Impact

Mark your calendars: May 25-27, 2022

It’s official, the dates for the CASC 2022 virtual conference are set and VERY SOON we’ll be announcing the Call for Session Proposals.

In the meantime, below are the details to help you prepare your learning session proposal.

The theme of this year's VIRTUAL conference is  ACTION TO IMPACT.

Science engagement organizations have long been catalysts for action in advancing science communication and literacy across Canada. These science centres, museums, and outreach organizations are where the rubber hits the pavement and theory is put into practice. The need for meaningful impact has never been so great in the face of climate crisis, reconciliation, systemic inequity and racism, science misinformation, and globally in addressing the UN sustainable development goals. The work requires sustained effort. In a time of disruption, with organizations facing limited resources, the 2022 CASC conference will examine actions for driving courageous change and creating generational impact.

The program for CASC 2022: ACTION TO IMPACT will explore the following sub-themes:

Uprooting Inequity: Mobilizing change for systemic impact

  • Implementing inclusive practices in science engagement
  • Creating inclusive and accessible spaces and exhibits
  • Realizing traditional knowledge systems as being essential in STEM
  • Engaging in authentic community partnerships and co-creation for lasting impact

Collaboration In Action: Locally, regionally, nationally

  • Creating and scaling effective national programs using a local cultural lens
  • Developing impactful learning approaches, including partnerships with schools and school systems
  • Engaging your audience in action using effective strategies for outreach and public programs

Impact Evaluation: A chance to ‘geek out’ about methods and strategies

  • Exploring the complexities of measuring the impact of digital engagement
  • Understanding the art and science of revealing genuine impact through the use of qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Demonstrating the importance of building and nurturing relationship to achieve targeted outcomes

Organizational Capacity: Evolution and Revolution

  • Supporting workforce preparedness in a time of disruption

  • Adapting your organizations to new realities 

  • Adopting sustainability practices to address the climate crisis and supporting the transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

Call for learning session proposals coming VERY SOON!

If you feel that you have something to say on one of the program sub-themes, we invite you to submit a proposal to speak at the CASC 2022: ACTION TO IMPACT Virtual Conference (May 25-27, 2022). 

Be the first to get the call - Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

> Welcome to our Newest Members

Cosmodome QC

Inaugurated in 1994, the Laval Cosmodome is the only institution in Canada that is fully devoted to widespread enlightenment on the space sciences. With over 150,000 visitors per year, the Cosmodome is a destination for all Canadian families and also for school groups from all Canadian provinces, from the United States, Europe and Asia.

Prince Albert Science Centre SK

We are developing a Science Centre for Prince Albert & Area. It promotes and nurtures the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.).

Your membership matters - There’s strength in bonds

CASC members include not only science centres and science museums, but also outreach and research organizations, as well as companies and nonprofit organizations that offer commercial products and services that support informal science learning environments. Being connected makes us stronger as a community.

For a listing of all CASC members, click here.

Not a member? Join today!

>  What’s up with ScienceUpFirst

We continue to fight misinformation with the best available science, presented in creative ways.

Check out (and share!) three of our latest posts, covering what we know about Omicron and common questions about

vaccines for kids 5-11.

Got ideas for what we should address next?

Let us know!

@ScienceUpFirst on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok

News & Opportunities


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        • COVID-19 Resources Canada is a dedicated team made up mostly of volunteers, including multidisciplinary Canadians with expertise ranging from biomedical research to web development and business analysis. Their mission is to use digital tools and the power of crowdsourcing to rapidly mobilize highly skilled personnel across Canada’s diverse healthcare, research, policy, industry, and partner communities to address multiple aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. C19’s goals are to serve as a reliable source of information and expertise for COVID-19 research in Canada, to support and facilitate coordination of Canadian COVID-19 research efforts, and to support COVID-19 capacity-building in public health, research, anti-misinformation and grassroots initiatives.

        Among the innovative ways they’ve been responding to the pandemic, COVID-19 Resources Canada has just launched Vaccine Conversations, the latest vaccine education program aimed at teaching Canadians how to talk about vaccines with groups of people in their community. Vaccine Conversations includes a 90 minute workshop for schools, community groups, faith communities, HR departments and anyone interested in learning how to effectively educate the groups they influence on the safety and efficacy of vaccines. This program is free and available to all Canadians. For more information and registration, visit their website.

                          FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

                          • Canadian Space Agency (CSA): Grants for Space STEM Initiatives for Youth - 2022. The objective of this AO is to invest in the development, the delivery and the promotion of activities that engage Canadian youth in space-related initiatives to increase their level of interest and involvement in STEM.

                            • Eligible Recipients: Canadian elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada
                            • Application deadline: February 15, 2022
                            • Total estimate funding from CSA: $100,000
                            • Estimated projects start date: May 2022
                          • 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

                                  CONFERENCES & CALL FOR SPEAKERS/PRESENTATIONS

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