July 16, 2020


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CASC continues to advocate for the science centre and science museum sector. We are committed to providing our members with the most up-to-date information to help organizations navigate a changing landscape. 

Association Updates

SAVE THE DATE: CASC 2020 Annual General Meeting

Join us VIRTUALLY in shaping your CASC at the 2020 Annual General Meeting  on September 22, 2020. 

We’re looking for new talent and perspectives to join our Board of Directors. Send your expression of interest to Marianne at before August 1, 2020. 

Your CASC 2019-2020 Board of Directors.

Reciprocal Agreement

As the country begins to move into various stages of reopening, so are science centres, science and technology museums, aquariums, zoos, insectariums and makerspaces. 

Our reciprocal agreement entitles science centre and museum membership holders (i.e. families and individuals) General Admission (at no additional cost) when they visit other participating institutions across Canada.

Click here for a listing of participating institutions.

We suggest you visit their website or give them a call to find out their current status and offerings. Many still continue to serve their communities by offering educational programming, resources and materials online. Have a look here. 

We've been recording the reopening dates from our member institutions. Have a look at the list below. 

NOW OPEN! (restrictions may apply to their offerings)

OPEN SOON! (restrictions may apply to their offerings)


Science World

August 1, 2020


Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

July 30, 2020 (Members) / August 1,2020  (Public)

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

August 6, 2020 (Members) / August 8, 2020 (Public)

Canada Science and Technology Museum

August 12, 2020  (Members) / August 14, 2020  (Public)


Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

July 25, 2020



The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre: Spring of 2021


Armand-Frappier Museum, Biosciences Interpretation Centre Fall of 2020

Biosphere Under Renovation

COVID-19 Recovery & Updates

> Government Announcements

Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS): Extended to the end of December 2020!

This wage subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, help prevent further job losses, and better position you to resume normal operations following the crisis. Learn more about CEWS here.

> Connecting our Members

Video Discussion Groups: As we all continue to navigate this rapidly-evolving global situation, CASC is here to help, support, and connect our community during these challenging times. Please contact us at if you have ideas for how we can further support your organization.

Topic: CASC CEO Discussion 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:00 PM EST

CASC will continue coordinating a "CASC COVID-19 Response Discussion" for CASC Member CEOs and Executive Directors to address advocacy efforts, re-opening issues, long-term plans, etc. Invitations are sent via email. Please contact if you did not receive an invitation and would like to join. Open to all CASC Members.

Topic: Summer Camp and School Programming Strategies 
Friday, August 14, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Led by a group of Education and Programming staff  from CASC member institutions this meeting addresses new challenges and opportunities with school programming and camps. Invitations are sent via email. Please contact if you did not receive an invitation and would like to join. Open to all CASC Members.

News & Opportunities



  • Canadian Space Ambassadors: The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) would like to get as many Canadians as possible excited about space. Giving them direct contact with space specialists is the best way to do so. On this page, you can find Canadian Space Ambassadors available to speak at your space-themed events across Canada. Are you a space expert? Would you like to speak at conferences? Register here.


Apply by July 31, 2020

The funding will provide time-limited financial assistance of up to $40,000 per project. This call aims to amplify the current efforts of organizations supporting citizens to think critically about the health information they find online, to identify mis- and disinformation, and limit the impact of racist and/or misleading social media posts relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Friday July 10, 2020 CASC hosted an information webinar for it's members to learn more about the program.  If you were unable to attend send an email to Tina at to receive the full application package.

Apply by Aug 13, 2020

A total commitment of $10 million CAD will be available through one-time grants ranging from$350,000 CAD to $1 million CAD each. The 2020 TD Ready Challenge seeks to provide financial support to organizations that have designed innovative, scalable and/or replicable solutions to help address the pandemic-caused issues faced by communities that are experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 across North America. Solutions must address at least one (but can address more) of the four interconnected drivers of change of the TD Ready Commitment (Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health).  

Apply by September 15, 2020

The maximum allowable request is $200,000/year for 3 years, and only one application may be submitted per organization or department per competition year. Funding supports initiatives that promote the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) to Canada's young people, particularly to under-represented and disadvantaged groups in NSE careers, including girls and Indigenous peoples.

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