CSC Board of Directors and Officers

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 two Constituent Societies of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), along with the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). 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 online news, 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.


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

Member resource groups (MRGs) provide a network and community for persons with similar values, vision and identity. 


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


The CSC provides events and resources like our new member-only Job Board 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.

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry

The Canadian Society for Chemistry encourages its members to publish their research in the Canadian Journal of Chemistry (CJC)The CJC reports current research findings in all branches of chemistry. It includes the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical-theoretical chemistry and newer interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, spectroscopy, chemical physics, and biological, medicinal and environmental chemistry as well as research in chemistry education and they welcome articles describing original research. CJC has been published since 1929, and is now published by Canadian science Publishing (formerly NRC Research Press).

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) plays a vital role in a chemist’s career in Canada by providing access to career, educational and networking opportunities, celebrating the achievements of the membership, and advocating for the membership to external agencies. The CSC is committed to inclusivity, diversity, and equity in all aspects of its programming and scheduling at the annual CSC meeting and welcomes participants from equity-deserving groups: women and all persons of any gender identity and expression, all Indigenous Peoples, all racialized groups/visible minorities, all persons with disabilities, and all others who may identify as equity-deserving.

Opportunities within our Society and in the chemistry community are not equally available to all members. The information collected in a voluntary self-identification questionnaire (SIQ), presented during conference registration, will help us to achieve greater equity, diversity and inclusion in the CSC and at our annual conference.

The results of the self-identification questionnaire is analyzed by a third-party service provider as per the Canadian Society of Chemistry self-identification policy.

View the CSC 2023 self-identification questionnaire report

View the CSC 2023 self-identification questionnaire presentation slides