Thank you for your interest in CSPC Volunteer Committees!

Volunteers are not only the key to the success of CSPC, they are also the heart of the organization.

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CSPC is pleased to have engaged more than 1200 volunteers since its inception and has become the largest capacity builder in science policy in Canada and has become a gateway for students, trainees, and young professionals into the Canadian science policy landscape, as many volunteers have pursued careers in this field.

CSPC volunteers participate for a period 10-11 months in various committees and help with the organization of the annual conference. Volunteers gain experience in leadership, management, communication, and also in science and innovation policy issues.

Please complete the form below and upload your resume.

The Canadian Science Policy Centre is not accepting volunteers at this time due to capacity. Should you be interested, please submit an application, and you will be contacted once space opens up.

    Contact Information

    Committee of Interest

    Please select up to three committees of interest. You will be assigned to one or two committees based on your experience, committee capacity, and your indicated preference. For detailed descriptions of each committee, please see:

    *Note: Science Meets Parliament, Social Media and Program Development committees require relevant knowledge and experience in the science and innovation policy sector. Please specify within the application, relevant skills pertaining to these committees, if interested.

    *The Science Meets Parliament committee is not currently accepting new volunteers but applicants that indicate interest will be placed in a reserve list to be considered for future additions to the committee.

    Professional and Educational Experience

    Volunteer Experience


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    Code of Conduct

    Click to read the CSPC 2025 Committee Code of Conduct

    Select to confirm you have read and accepted the Code of Conduct:

    Please note, CSPC and its volunteer committees will be recruiting volunteers based on committee needs and applicants’ relevant experience. CSPC receives a high number of applications every year, therefore volunteer spots cannot be guaranteed for all applicants, should you not be recruited your application will remain on file for future opportunities.

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    This photograph will only be used by CSPC to showcase its volunteers - similar to previous efforts in the magazine, on our website, etc. By submitting a photo you consent to CSPC's use of your headshot for different occasions of volunteer acknowledgment for the year 2025. If you do not wish to consent- simply don't submit a photo.

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    Your responses to the below questions will in no way affect or contribute to your recruitment as a CSPC volunteer.

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