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Affiliate Members shall be:

                • Non-profit or for profit organizations—or federal, provincial, territorial, Indigenous, or local government agencies—that support the purpose of the CASC and share its focus on the public understanding and appreciation of science and technology, but that are not and do not operate science centers or museums.
                • Independent contractors and consultants that offer products or services to the science-center community—and that direct their own work, maintain their own office or place of work, control the means of performing their services including the sequence and hours of work, do not own a staffed commercial entity or have employees, supply equipment and materials to do their work, and work on behalf of several science centers, museums, or science education organizations at the same time—shall be eligible to join the CASC as Affiliate Members.
                • Emerging science centres/museums (located in Canada) that are under development and not yet open to the public—and educational non-profit or for-profit organizations, universities, and federal, provincial, territorial, Indigenous, or local government agencies that are managing the development of an emerging science center or museum that is under development and not yet open to the public—also shall be eligible to join the CASC as Affiliate Members.



ADP for HR services offers a full range of flexible HR and payroll options with  integrated payroll, time and attendance software and specific solutions for small and large businesses.  CASC members can exclusively receive 25% off payroll processing, including base fees, per employee fees, and the general ledger interface. Find out more with this partner information sheet.

Castle Builder Financial

Castle Builder Financial provides credit card processing services that can reduce your costs by as much as 50%, depending on your current systems. For more information check out their English rate sheet and French rate sheet

We encourage members to reach out to these companies to find out more and determine if these programs are suitable for your organization. If you have any questions, concerns, or need help navigating this information, please contact Stephanie at CASC. Your participation in these new benefit programs are also a benefit to CASC. We will receive a 10% referral fee from these program providers at no additional cost to members.


                • Helping to drive policy change to recognize and value the informal science learning and public engagement sector.
                • Representation at the federal level on issues of support and science awareness and literacy

Building Capacity

                • Access to programming and funding opportunities.
                • CASCADE Awards Nomination Eligibility.

Marketing & Publications

Networking & Professional Development

                • Exclusive CASC member virtual webinars, forums, and social events.
                • Access to Communities of Practice (CoP).
                • Networking events including our Annual Conference and Canadian Get-together at ASTC.
                • Discounts on CASC events.
                • Opportunities to sit on a CASC Committee and Advisory Boards.
                • Opportunities to sit on the CASC Board of Directors.
                • Access to a detailed members' directory.
                • Access to CASC Research Publications.


Each Affiliate Member is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all meetings of members and each Affiliate Member shall be entitled to one (1) vote at such meetings.


The term of membership of Affiliate Members shall be annual (January 1 to December 31), subject to renewal in accordance with the CASC membership policy.


# of Employees





25 -49

50 -100


Annual Fee*








* All applications received after April 30 will be prorated.

Canadian Association of Science Centres

#1203-130 Albert St. 

Ottawa, ON. K1P 5G4

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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