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Science Literacy Week: Register your event!

Science Literacy Week inspires people of all ages to read more about science and foster a stronger science culture in Canada. We are gearing up for another exciting week of science activities and books and we are looking forward to having you celebrate with us! Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019 and is powered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). In 2018, the event brought together over 300 partners hosting more than 850 events in 200 cities coast to coast.

Canada has a special relationship with the sea, bordering three separate oceans—and so this year, we will highlight ocean research, ocean health, challenges facing ocean communities and wildlife and solutions we can all implement at home. Whether it’s a talk, a shoreline cleanup, getting out on the water or just picking up a book, we’re hoping to make the oceans come to life for Canadians everywhere.

Science outreach organizations are encouraged to host events in their region and take advantage of the promotional support NSERC provides to partners during Science Literacy Week. Simply complete the online submission form to add your event.

To learn more about Science Literacy Week, please visit


On September 19th, 2018, CASC was invited to participate in the Prime Minister’s Science Fair. The science fair highlighted the importance of science in the curriculum and featured 36 of Canada’s best and brightest students from across the country. 

This unique opportunity was an excellent platform for CASC members to showcase the importance of informal education and science literacy across Canada. Exhibit displays from 9 of CASC Member Science Centres, Science Museums and Makerspaces were on display. The CASC Board President, Tracy Calogheros, accompanied the Prime Minister, the Chief Science Advisor and the Minister of Science and Sport as they immersed themselves in the scientific hands-on activities put on by science communicators from across Canada. While on the Hill, the Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, also hosted a Roundtable with representatives from 11 CASC member organizations to discuss the impact we have on communicating science to Canadians of all ages.

Please have look at the event photo album. These images can also be found on our Instagram and Facebook.

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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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