Join us October TBD, 2024.

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is an annual, week-long celebration of the chemical sciences across Canada.

It’s a great opportunity for young people to start discovering and enjoying chemistry, and for the not-so-young to appreciate the positive aspects of chemistry through hands-on experiments, games, demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions and more.

Planning Events

The CIC, through a network of dedicated volunteer members, coordinates public activities for events like National Chemistry Week. Volunteers partner with educational institutions to involve kindergartners to graduate students, as well as companies, museums, science centres and government agencies.

Anyone who is interested in chemistry can plan an event. It’s not the size of the event that is important, it’s sharing an interest in chemistry with others!

Planning Resources and Contacts

These resources can help you get started:

Suggested Activities

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be working to organize events like:

  • Local section events
  • School visits
  • Public displays and demonstrations
  • Lectures
  • Open houses
  • Tours of facilities
  • Competitions, quizzes
  • Chemistry trivia periods
  • Chemistry walks
  • Environmental clean-ups
  • Mole Day Celebrations