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JOIN THE ASSOCIATION 

Become a member of the principal organization for informal science learning in Canada! 

CASC is a registered charity that builds capacity for its members by facilitating and assisting in leveraging opportunities, relationships and knowledge sharing. CASC depends on it’s membership dues to sustain its daily operating needs. In return we provide our members with an extensive list of membership benefits as seen below.



CASC FULL MEMBERS are organizations devoted, at least in part, to the public understanding and appreciation of science and technology and are incorporated as non-profit organizations or similar institutions administered by government or municipal authority, located in Canada and open to the public on a regular schedule. Membership benefits include:

Advocacy & Building Capacity

  • Access to CASC Research Publications
  • Annual participation in our Reciprocal Agreement (optional)
  • Access to programming and funding opportunities
  • Representation at the federal level on issues of funding and science awareness and literacy
  • Opportunity to host the CASC Annual Conference
  • Voting privileges by general membership at the Annual General Meeting

Marketing & Publications

Networking & Professional Development

  • Access to our Members Only section on our website 
  • Detailed members' directory
  • Networking events including our Annual Conference and Canadian Get-together at ASTC
  • Discounts on CASC event, trade show and webinar registrations
  • Opportunities to sit on a CASC Committee
  • Opportunities to sit on the CASC Board of Directors


Operating Budget (max - min)*

Over $10 million

Over $5 million

Over $2 million

Over $1.2 million

Over $700, 000

Over $500,000

Over $200,000

Under $200,000

HST/GST added to dues as applicable


Annual Membership Fee

$3,625

$2,425

$1,950

$1,450 

$845

$605

$365

$180

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Our members are in the news!

CASC DEVELOPING MEMBERS are organizations that will meet the criteria for Full Membership but are not yet serving the public. They enjoy the same benefits as Full members.

The fee for each developing member will reflect the organization's anticipated first-year operating budget, and subject to review by the CASC Board of Directors. 

CASC AFFILIATE SUPPORTERS are other organizations that agree with and have a strong interest in the objectives of CASC. They may include, but are not limited to, exhibit designers and fabricators, gift shop suppliers and research consultants. Membership benefits include:

Marketing & Publications

Networking & Professional Development

  • Access to our Members Only section on our website 
  • Detailed members' directory
  • Networking events including our Annual Conference and Canadian Get-together at ASTC
  • Discounts on CASC event, trade show and webinar registrations
  • Opportunities to sit on a CASC Committee

# of Employees

1-2

3-10

11-24

25+

HST/GST added to dues as applicable


Annual Affiliate Fee

$275

$605

$875

$1,100


CASC HONOURARY MEMBERS are individuals who were presented with an Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at the CASCADE Awards, held in conjunction with the CASC Annual Conference. This is a lifetime honour.

The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.

©2017 Canadian Association of Science Centres