Join RCIScience

RCIScience is one of the oldest organizations in Canada. In fact, we formed before Canada existed as a nation! We are also the only public science society in Canada with a broad focus and open membership. As a member, you demonstrate your support for our vision of An informed public that embraces science to build a stronger Canada. 

Membership fees help support our program of free talks by eminent Canadian and visiting scientists. As a member, you receive advance details of RCIScience events either by e-mail or by post, as you prefer. In addition, you will be eligible for certain programs only open to members such as the Annual General Meeting and other events planned to start soon.

Join online at Make a minimum donation of $ 30 to begin (or renew) your membership for one year.
($20 for Seniors and students.) You can also send a cheque with your contact information to the address below.

RCIScience Charitable Number: 131635286RR0001.

Support RCIScience

Since its early days, RCIScience has operated independently, with revenue from membership fees, individual donations and bequests. In 2016, we have forged relationships with most Southern Ontario universities, NSERC and many other like-minded organizations. We plan to work with similar partners in other parts of Canada as we expand.


Sir Sandford Fleming


I do not regret the time I have spent (although I deeply regret many other things) and the zeal shown in bringing into existence and into active operation the “Canadian Institute” because I believe it is calculated to do great good to my adopted country, and to begin the New Year well, have now resolved to provide for it an endowment of £1,000 when all that is mortal of me returns to its mother dust, the interest of which to be annually expended in furthering the objects of the society.  To effect this object I have already taken steps to assure my life for that sum.

 Sir Sandford Fleming’s Diary, January 1, 1853

Consider a legacy gift to help us continue the “great good” that Sir Sandford Fleming started. Call, mail or email to the coordinates below.

Sponsor RCIScience

Our speakers donate their time, but we do have associated costs to our lectures from the venue to webcasting that require support. $2,500 sponsors one lecture, while $50,000 endows a series. If you are interested in learning more about supporting RCIScience, please contact us.


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