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Member Organizations 

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Atlantic Geoscience Society -

The Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) brings together earth scientists from universities, government institutions, the mining and petroleum industries, and consultants in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. Its membership includes professional geologists, students, and interested members of the public. It publishes a regional peer-reviewed journal, Atlantic Geology.

Maps, field guides, videos and more can be found on the AGS publications page.

Canadian Association of Geographers -

The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) is committed to the dissemination of geographic research and the promotion of geography as a key discipline in education, research, and in the public and private sectors nationally and internationally. 

CAG publishes the peer-reviewed journal The Canadian Geographer (free for CAG members), a biannual CAG Newsletter, and Annual Directory of academic staff and research activities of geography departments across Canada. These resources can be accessed here.

Canadian Quaternary Association -

The Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA) is a group of roughly 150 members devoted to the study of the Quaternary period, the last 2.6 million years of Earth’s history. This inter-disciplinary group includes geographers, geologists, archaeologists, botanists, biologists and many more. CANQUA was founded in 1975, and membership is open to all interested in Canadian Quaternary studies.

Council of Chairs of Canadian Earth Science Departments -

The Council of Chairs of Canadian Earth Science Departments (CCCESD) is comprised the heads/chairs of the Earth Science Departments in Canada. CCCESD is dedicated to the promotion of education in the Earth Sciences at all levels.

Canadian Geotechnical Society -

The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) is a learned, self-governing and non-profit organization. The mission of the CGS is to initiate and pursue efforts leading to the technical competence and excellence of Canadian geotechnical and related geoscience professionals.

CGS members can access the monthly Canadian Geotechnical Journal is the foremost journal in Canada for publishing in the geotechnical field. Non-members can access abstracts, or purchase a subscription to the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, directly from Canadian Science Publishing.

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum -

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. CIM facilitates the exchange of knowledge and technology, fosters professional development, and recognizes excellence in the minerals industry.

CIM publishes technical papers, special volumes, CIM Magazine and CIM journal, which can be accessed here.

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Canadian Permafrost Association -

The Canadian Permafrost Association was founded in 2018 to bring together academics, practitioners, policy-makers, communities and indigenous organizations to help understand and address challenges, such as:

  • Rising costs of infrastructure construction and maintenance on permafrost

  • Impacts of changing permafrost on ecosystems and food security

  • Development of landslides and other hazards on thawing permafrost

  • Release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere as organic matter decomposes following permafrost thaw

  • Stability of housing constructed on permafrost

  • Changes in water quantity and quality relating to permafrost

  • Sustainable resource development in permafrost areas


Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists -

The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) is made up of academics, geologists, technical and field specialists, geophysicists involved in hydrocarbon exploration, and other interested industry personnel. The objective of the CSEG is to promote the science of geophysics, especially as it applies to exploration; and to promote fellowship and co-operation among those persons interested in geophysical prospecting.

Online blogs, articles and interviews are published in CSEG's Recorder

Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists -

The Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists (CPTG) is an organization of senior executives of the provincial and territorial geological surveys or equivalent agencies. CPTG works closely with the Geological Survey of Canada to capitalize on their complementary and differing mandates. This cooperation, guided by the Intergovernmental Geoscience Accord, enhances the competitiveness, and economic and social well-being of each respective jurisdiction and Canada through documentation of, and access to, high quality geoscience data and knowledge. Together, the CPTG and the Geological Survey of Canada work as the National Geological Surveys Committee (NGSC).

Archived special reports, CPTG journals, surveys, and presentations can be found in the NGSC online library.

Geological Association of Canada -

The Geological Association of Canada (GAC) promotes and develops the geological sciences in Canada by bridging the gap between industry and academe. GAC offers several scholarships, awards, and medals in addition to holding conferences, meetings and exhibitions for the discussion of geological sciences, publishing books, a newsletter (Geolog), and the peer-reviewed journal Geoscience Canada.

Field trip guides, books, maps special publications, and more can be found in the GAC bookstore.

Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists -

The Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (CNC IAH) represents about 360 hydrogeologists, scientists, and engineers across Canada. The IAH offers a variety of talks, seminars, networking opportunities, and conferences to its members.

Mineralogical Association of Canada -  

The Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) is a non-profit scientific organization that works to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the allied disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits. It publishes a highly cited international journal, The Canadian Mineralogist.

The Canadian Mineralogist journal can be access through GeoScience World or for MAC members here. MAC also has a large open-source depository for unpublished data on their website.

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada


The Prospectors & Developers Association (PDAC) of Canada represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. PDAC had over 7000 individual members and 1000 corporate members. Their activities and the services provided mainly involve advocacy, information sharing, and networking. PDAC is best known for its annual convention, trade show, and investors exchange, which attracted 23,578 attendees from over 100 countries in 2015.

PDAC's online magazine Core promotes Canada's mineral exploration and development sector. You can also find infographics, press releases, videos and annual reports here.​

Observer Organizations 

Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC)

Canadian Geological Foundation (CGF)

Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC)

Canadian Energy Geoscience Association (CEGA)

     formerly Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

Geoscientists Canada (GC)

Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)

International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG)

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