About the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)

VISION: Advancing the chemical sciences for the benefit of all.

MISSION: To empower, represent, connect and serve chemists.

Core values: Collegiality, respect, scientific rigour, education, communication, advancement, accountability, representation, advocacy, professional development, outreach, professionalism, commitment.

Strategic Directions: 

  1. Increase membership, considering image of the CSC, interaction with membership, and demographic balance. 
  2. Increase recognition of chemists, including enhancement of awards for academics and industrial chemists.
  3. Enhance the public perception of chemistry and the image of chemists and chemicals.
  4. Build collaborations, including the FCPC and international sister organizations.
  5. Develop a bilingual culture for the society in collaboration with the CIC.
  6. Review some services, including consideration of philosophies on conference, accreditation and career services.
  7. Enhance interactions with industry, government and other organizations.

The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is a national, not-for-profit, professional association that unites chemistry students and professionals who work in industry, academia and government. The CSC is recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) as the technical organization for Canadian chemists.

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.

Become a member of the CSC

As well as enjoying several benefits such as discounted rates for our conferences and a complimentary subscription to our magazine, members of the CSC become part of Canada’s diverse and prestigious community of chemical scientists, engineers and technologists.

CSC Activities


The CSC organizes the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Canada’s premier annual conference for the chemical sciences.


ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News is the association magazine of the CSC. This on-line publication showcases the important work of chemical scientists across Canada.


The Local Sections, Subject Divisions, Student Chapters and Forums of the CSC bring together individuals with a shared interest or expertise in the chemical sciences.


The CSC confers awards, fellowships and scholarships to recognize professionals and students who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences.


The CSC provides customized resources to help students and professionals in the chemical sciences advance their careers.


The CSC manages the accreditation of undergraduate chemistry programs nationally and abroad.


The CSC advocates on behalf of chemical professionals to the federal and provincial governments on issues of research funding and regulations.


The CSC’s outreach program fosters an interest in chemistry among young people and raises the public’s understanding of and appreciation for the work of chemists.