STRATEGIC PLAN 2019-2022
The CASC Board of Directors aims to have the new Strategic Plan approved by Fall, 2019. Click here to view the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.
The Board of Directors started discussions about a new Strategic Plan in Spring 2018.
Soon after, Marianne Mader joined the organization as the new Executive Director. This was an opportunity to reflect and re-envision what the future of CASC could be. Since this time numerous consultation sessions have taken place including:
Upcoming Events & Webinars
What We Heard
What we heard through Board, Stakeholder, and Member consultations is that there’s an:
Interest in defining our mission and vision in relation to social impact. Moving ‘from place to purpose’. What is the impact our sector has for Canadians?
Ambitious appetite for collaboration: Interest in increased connection with each other, stakeholders, and with other networks across Canada.
Centering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the work we do.
Recognition of challenges facing our sector and society - e.g., technology disruptions, environmental disruptions, misinformation.
Tremendous opportunities, such as engaging youth hungry to make a difference, ensuring our work is inclusive and leverages our high trust factor.
Desire to connect more deeply with national stakeholders and global challenges to help with engaging the public in science.
Challenge of remaining relevant to our respective communities in a changing science communications landscape.
llustration from “The Future of CASC” session at CASC 2019 Conference, capturing questions from CASC members.
We’ve also heard time and time again in our membership surveys that our Members value:
Opportunities to connect, whether this be through our conference and/or webinars.
Our role as being a national voice and raising the awareness of the value of CASC members to key stakeholders with the aim of garnering sustained financial support.
Many organizations also really value our reciprocal agreement.
We will continue these initiatives and have been looking to the future in terms of how the organization needs to evolve to be relevant in a changing landscape.
We will be reactivating some of our Committees in the next few months including:
Fundraising and Development
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
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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