About the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)

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.