Join us October 15 – 21, 2023.
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.
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:
- Download our coordinator’s resource handbook for ideas and tips on planning an event.
- Get in touch with the CIC local section nearest you to see what activities they may be hosting.
- Don’t forget: you can also contact the chemistry, chemical engineering and chemical technology programs at your local universities and colleges to request assistance.
- Contact the outreach team with any further inquiries.
In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be working to organize events like:
- Local section events
- School visits
- Public displays and demonstrations
- Open houses
- Tours of facilities
- Competitions, quizzes
- Chemistry trivia periods
- Chemistry walks
- Environmental clean-ups
- Mole Day Celebrations