As part of its ongoing commitment to advocacy, the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) has submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA). The recommendations include increasing the number of fully funded PhD students and post-doctoral fellows in the natural sciences and engineering, as well as increasing funding to granting councils, such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to strengthen their programs.

In addition to the brief, the CIC speaks to government through strategic partnerships in the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) and the Partnership Group on Science and Engineering (PAGSE.) Through the upcoming winter, the CIC will meet with MPs, granting council presidents and senior level bureaucrats in partnership with PAGSE, CCR and their constituent societies.