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Every year at the CASC Annual Conference a banquet and awards ceremony is held to recognize the outstanding people, programs and exhibits of our Science Centre/Museum members.  

Institutional Awards

Total of four awards. Adjudicated by the CASCADE Awards Jury.

Best Exhibit or Show: This award is given annually for the best permanent, temporary or travelling exhibition or multimedia, live presentation or planetarium show of a CASC Science Centre/Museum Member (Large Institution AND Small Institution).

Best Program: This award is given annually for the best onsite or outreach educational, interpretive, or public program of a CASC Science Centre/Museum Member (Large Institution AND Small Institution).

Outstanding Individual Achievement

Adjudicated by the CASC Board of Directors. All award recipients will become Honourary Lifetime Members of CASC. 

Project or Program Leadership: Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership during a period of great change in their organization. Such a period may include outwardly visible projects such as a major capital or exhibition project or fundraising campaign, or they may include infrastructure projects such as the development of a new technology backbone or internal quality service delivery.

Making a Difference: Awarded to an individual engaged directly in program or exhibit delivery; who has made a significant difference to their colleagues and their public visitors. 

The nominee can be an employee or a volunteer of a CASC member organization.

Career Achievement: Awarded to an individual that has made major long-term contributions to the Canadian science centre/museum community. 

The nominated individual must have worked within the Canadian Science Centre/planetarium/museum community for ten (10) years or more. This category is not limited to retirees.

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The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. We pay respect to their traditions, ways of knowing and acknowledge their many contributions to the innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Clearly and overtly this gratitude must be demonstrated in our collective commitment to truth and reconciliation, by working to transform existing relationships, with open dialogue, mutual understanding and respectful collaborations

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