Advocacy

The CIC and its Constituent Societies advocate on behalf of chemical scientists and engineers to federal and provincial governments on issues of research funding and regulations. We work with cabinet ministers, parliamentary secretaries and committee members who influence decision-making within the federal government to ensure that they recognize that research funding for the chemical sciences and engineering is important to the future of this country’s advancement in several critical areas including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, energy, food and water. The CIC also represents the viewpoints of chemical professionals to those responsible for federal and provincial regulations that have an impact on the chemical sciences and engineering in Canada. To achieve our advocacy goals, the CIC and its Constituent Societies are active members of both the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) and the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR).