2015 - 2018 Strategic Plan
Science Centres reach Canadians of all ages with informal science engagement, including parents and tots programs geared to early science introductions for the critical 0-6 years, school programs to reinforce school STEM curriculum, and adult-based after-hours events that present current science research. These programs are delivered in many formats like demonstrations, outreach, lectures, citizen science and so on. In addition, many of our members work closely with educators to create instructional resources in critical STEM programs.
The Canadian Association of Science Centres has created a three-year strategic plan that outlines priorities through 2018. This plan is designed to support our members to deliver programs to increase science literacy nationally.
The Canadian Association of Science Centres builds capacity for its members to inspire a creative and prosperous Canada through science and technology engagement.
We accomplish our Mission by facilitating and assisting in leveraging opportunities, relationships and knowledge sharing.
To achieve our mission, CASC has established two strategic priorities:
Raise our member profiles and value to the community by:
Millions of people visit Canadian science centres each year, yet broader populations aren’t aware of the impact they have on our nation’s science culture. By increasing the CASC profile to key stakeholders, awareness of the Canadian science centre industry as a whole is raised and our members will be in a better position to reach their goals.
Develop an enhanced learning and sharing network by:
Canada is a vast geographic region with a relatively small population. Science centres are spread out across the country, which makes networking more difficult. This priority exists to increase opportunities for science centre professionals to develop relationships within the industry, learn from each other, increase professional development opportunities and enable participation from all members.
To help us achieve our strategic priorities, CASC works diligently with the volunteers from its numerous committees.
Advocacy and Fundraising Committee
Canada 150 Steering Committee
Program Development Committee