Who we are:
The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is the national, not-for-profit, technical association that unites chemistry professionals who work in industry, academia and government.
The CSC is one of the three Constituent Societies of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), along with the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT). We are governed and funded by our membership.
The CSC is recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) as the technical organization for Canadian chemists.
What we do:
- We create valuable networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities through annual conferences, Subject Divisions and Local Sections;
- We provide career enhancement opportunities and professional development for chemical scientists;
- We establish and strengthen links between academic, industrial and government chemical scientists;
- We lobby the federal, provincial (see letter to Ontario Attorney-General on proposed modification to the Engineering Act Bill-68) and territorial governments on behalf of our members regarding research funding and leadership as well as regulatory affairs;
- We take a public position on important issues as the national voice for the chemistry-related fields;
- We recognize significant individual and organizational contributions through an extensive awards program;
- We accredit Canadian university undergraduate chemistry programs;
- We advance the public’s understanding and appreciation of the chemical sciences.