CASCADE Awards Program

Every year at the CASC Annual Conference a gala and awards ceremony is held to recognize the outstanding people, programs and exhibits in Canada's science centres, museums, aquariums and planetariums!

Adjudicated by CASC Board of Directors

Outstanding Individual Achievement: Award recipients will become Honourary Lifetime Members of CASC.  

Project or Program Leadership

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership during a period of great change in their organization. Such a period may include outwardly visible projects such as a major capital or exhibition project or fundraising campaign, or they may include infrastructure projects such as the development of a new technology backbone or internal quality service delivery.

“Making a Difference” 

Awarded to an individual engaged directly in program or exhibit delivery; who has made a significant difference to their colleagues and their public visitors. The nominee can be an employee or a volunteer of a CASC member organization.

Career Achievement

Awarded to an individual that has made major long-term contributions to the Canadian science centre/museum community. The nominated individual must have worked within the Canadian Science Centre/planetarium/museum community for ten (10) years or more.

Adjudicated by Awards Jury

The Awards Jury is pleased to invite nominations in four award categories.

Best Exhibit or Show - Large Institution AND Best Exhibit or Show - Small institution

This award is given annually for the best permanent, temporary or travelling exhibition or multimedia, live presentation or planetarium show of a CASC Full member, in two categories, Large and Small Institutions.

Best Program - Large Institution AND Best Program - Small institution

This award is given annually for the best onsite or outreach educational, interpretive, or public program. 

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