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For 2015-2018 CASC established two strategic priorities. Download the full Strategic Plan (pdf)

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.

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. We strive for reconciliation by working to transform existing relationships to emphasize open dialogue, mutual understanding and respectful collaborations.

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