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STRATEGIC PLAN

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.

CASC has established two strategic priorities:

1. Raise our member profiles and value to the community by:

  • Increasing CASC profile among members, professional organizations and individual professionals
  • Enabling a collective celebration of success

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.

2. Develop an enhanced learning and sharing network by:

  • Initiating and supporting new and innovative ways of sharing knowledge and best practices
  • Increasing connections of individuals and organizations
  • Leverage relationships internally and externally
  • Coordinate efforts to expand capacity to participate in conferences and other events through a variety of initiatives

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.

Download the full Strategic Plan (pdf)



To help us achieve our strategic priorities, CASC works diligently with the volunteers from its numerous committees. 

Advocacy and Fundraising Committee  

Guy Labine, Science North

Dov Bercovici, Discovery Centre

Jennifer Martin, TELUS Spark

Lieff SaloniusScience East 

Tracy Calogheros, The Exploration Place

Stephanie Deschenes, CASC

Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

Emily Kerton, Science North 

Cindy Wagner, Science World British Columbia

Gabrielle Veilleux, Science North

Karen Lee, Science World British Columbia

Jefferson Darrell, Ontario Science Centre

Julie Fisowich, Saskatchewan Science Centre

Samantha Matters, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

Stephanie Puleo, Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Trish Pattison, HR MacMillan Space Centre

Tina Leduc, CASC

CASC 2018 Program Committee

Amanda Smedley, The Exploration Place

Dolf DeJong, Ocean Wise

Jeff McCarron, Discovery Centre

Jo-Ann Coggan, Science World British Columbia

Mary Jane Conboy, Ontario Science Centre

Pauline Finn, Science World British Columbia

Todd Whitcombe, University of Northern British Columbia

Stephanie Deschenes, CASC

Tina Leduc, CASC

Governance Committee    

Catherine Paisley, Ontario Science Centre

Bryan Radburn, Science World British Columbia

Jeff McCarron, Discovery Centre

Stephanie Deschenes, CASC

Program Development Committee    

Lisa McIntosh, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Devon Hamilton, Playful Content

Jo-Ann Coggan, Science World British Columbia

Julie Fisowich, Saskatchewan Science Centre

Lora Clausen, Science North

Michael Edwards, Science East

Tina Leduc, CASC

Research Committee     

Jeff McCarron, Discovery Centre

Donna Francis, Ontario Science Centre

Julie Fisowich, Saskatchewan Science Centre

Ruth Munro, Discovery Centre

Stephanie Deschenes, CASC

We are always seeking new ideas and energy.  To get involved please contact us for volunteer and committee opportunities.

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