About the Canadian Space Society

Since 1983, the Canadian Space Society (CSS) has been a national, non-profit organization made up of professionals and enthusiasts pursuing the human exploration and development of the Solar System and beyond.

Its principal objective is to stimulate the Canadian space industry through its technical and outreach projects and promote the involvement of Canadians in the development of space.

With many of Canada’s top space professionals on board, the CSS is made up of people of all backgrounds and interests, including teachers, environmentalists, writers, and marketers. Our principal objective is to sponsor and promote the involvement of Canadians in the development of space.

The CSS is a federally-incorporated non-profit Canadian corporation and charity.

Inspired by the old L5 Society and other space-activist groups, its principle objective is to sponsor and promote the involvement of Canadians in the development of Space. This objective will allow us to grow in cooperation, rather than in competition, with other space development organizations (such as the National Space Society and the British Interplanetary Society), while meeting a real need for an effective Canadian space-development advocacy group.

In order to help carry out our principle objective,
our Constitution provides for the following additional goals:

To provide meeting and working places to Society members for the purposes of discussion, presentation and development of space and space-related technologies
To provide professional development for those in the space industry or interested in entering the space industry
To sponsor, promote and engage in activities designed to promote increased knowledge of space and space-related technologies among Society members, and the general public
To pursue the manufacture, printing, publication, and distribution of space-related materials and products

Board of Directors and Executive

Damya Souami, PhD
President

Ryan Anderson, B.Sc., M.Sc., CD
Vice-President, Chapter Relations

Gary McQueen, MBA, P.Eng., CDr
Finance Director

Kate Howells
Director & Outreach Coordinator

Michael C. F. Bazzocchi, BASc
Director & Membership Coordinator

XiaoChen Zhang
Marketing Officer

Afroza Hossain
Treasurer

Marc Fricker
Past President

Mark Senez
Chapter Chair, Vancouver

Jimmy Hazin
Chapter Chair, Calgary

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