About Us

Who We Are:

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) is the national, not-for-profit, technical association that unites chemical engineering professionals who work in industry, academia, and government.


The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering brings together the diverse chemical engineering community to exchange knowledge, and enables its members to provide responsible technical leadership to benefit society and humanity.

Core Purpose:

To advance the principles and practice of chemical engineering in Canada for the benefit of society.

In 2006, the Board also re-affirmed its commitment to advance the profession of chemical engineers by continuing to move ahead on four fronts summarized in the acronym “LIVE.” The four areas are:

  • Life-long learning,
  • Involvement and commitment,
  • Voice of reason,
  • Ethics and responsibility

 What We Do:

  • We create valuable networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities through annual conferences, Subject Divisions, and Local Sections;
  • We provides opportunities for career enhancement and professional development;
  • We establish and strengthen links between academic, industrial, and government chemical engineers;
  • We lobby the federal, provincial, and territorial governments on behalf of our members regarding research funding and leadership as well as regulatory affairs;
  • We take a public position on important issues as the national voice for the fields related to chemical engineering;
  • We recognize significant individual and organizational contributions through an extensive awards program;
  • We advance the public’s understanding and appreciation of chemical engineering.