SCIENCE IN CANADA'S NORTH PROGRAM SERIES 2015
Once again, through the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) is coordinating a nation-wide program to provide a forum for public engagement on research activities and science in Canada’s North.
Café Scientifiques are public engagement events that take place in an informal setting like a science centre, pub or restaurant. In these friendly settings, the public, scientists, and other researchers come together to share their perspectives on an important question that faces society today. The Science in Canada’s North Program Series will focus on questions that face Canada’s North and involve researchers working in the North and on Science in Canada’s North. A peer-reviewed competitive funding process has now opened to allow science centres to apply for project funding to execute these events. The Science in Canada’s North Program Series is expected to attract hundreds of Canadians to explore important issues facing Canada’s north.
The main difference in this series (2015) will be program structure. While Cafe Scientifiques may continue to be the programmatic format of choice for many members, others will explore different models of engagement such as youth symposia, lecturers accompanying film screenings or exhibition events, family science nights, etc.
The objectives of Science in Canada’s North Program Series 2015 are to:
Eligible organizations must be:
Full, Developing, or Affiliate members of the CASC, and Registered charities or “qualified donees” under Canada’s Income Tax Act
How much funding is available?
Organisations may apply for up to $5,000 per program. Expenses must be justified in the budget.
Organisations can apply for a maximum of two events and/or programs.
The CASC has funding available to support up to 10 events in 2015.
How to Apply
Read the Application Guide
Submit a written application by email (PDF preferred) following the headings and questions in the application guide to Stephanie Deschenes
Your application must be no more than 5 pages long in font no smaller than 12pt.
Your application must be received in advance of the program for which you are seeking support.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis:
Application Deadline Peer Review Meeting
October 31, 2014 November 15, 2014
January 15, 2015 January 29, 2015
April 15, 2015 April 30, 2015
September 4, 2015 September 17, 2015
Note: All events must be completed with final reports due by December 31, 2015.
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is a private Canadian family foundation, established in the 1950’s by Willard Garfield Weston and his wife Reta. In 1924 Garfield inherited his father’s company and during his life established bakeries and other successful enterprises throughout Canada and in many parts of the world. Today, these businesses include the George Weston Limited and Loblaw Companies Limited, companies in food retailing, processing and distribution. The founders believed that as the funds are generated through the hard work and success of these Canadian companies, grants should be given in Canada for the benefit of Canadians. For three generations, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has maintained a family tradition of supporting charitable organizations across Canada. Today the Foundation directs the majority of its funds to projects in the field of land conservation, education, and science in Canada’s North. In addition, it provides funds to further Canada’s research in neuroscience.