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ABOUT US

Mission

We empower a national network of organizations who champion Science and Innovation by making science approachable, relevant, and accessible.

Vision

Canada has a thriving science and innovation culture of engaged citizens.

Creating synergy among Canada's science centres

The Canadian Association of Science Centres was founded in 1985 to create synergy among Canada's science centres and science-related museums, to assist in finding solutions to the challenges faced by these important public institutions, and to provide a single voice before government.

50 members engaging 10 million visitors

We are a national platform for Canada’s Science Centres and informal science engagement.  We represent 50 Science Centres, Museums, Aquariums, Planetariums and Makerspaces across Canada that attract 10 million visitors annually.

Over 1,500 science communicators 

The workforce across our membership represents more than 1,500 science communicators and support staff in addition to more than 10,000 volunteers. 

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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