CSCA is excited to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. In 1973 the American Scientific Affiliation gave birth to its Canadian offspring, the Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation. In joyous anticipation of our joint conference, “Moving Forward Together” in Mississauga July 28-31, we have planned several celebratory events.

50th Anniversary Newsletter

As was done for the 40th anniversary, we have published this 50th-anniversary newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading the articles, letters, and remarks shared on these pages. We thank all the contributors for their thoughtful and faithful contributions, and we thank Bob Geddes for his editorial insights.

For some extra fun while reading, try your hand at our 50th-anniversary crossword puzzle!


Past President Lecture Series

The past presidents of CSCA will be giving hybrid lectures across Canada, with each one hosted by a different local chapter. The emphasis in these monthly lectures will be on the integration of science and faith, with developments in the speakers’ own specialties.

The schedule of this lecture series is as follows:

Q&A with 50 CSCA Members

For the past 50 years, the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation has facilitated discussions about science and Christian faith in Canada. As part of our 50th-anniversary celebrations, we asked 50 CSCA members to comment on their personal connections to science, scripture, and Canadian scenery. We will share these contributions throughout 2023 in hope that you will find them engaging and encouraging. If you haven’t submitted your own response, please do so soon.

When I was a child, I never knew there was such a thing as computer science. I was interested in Read more
I loved dinosaurs as a kid, and I never outgrew them. Their pre-human history, incomplete fossil record, and unfamiliar anatomy Read more
Well, I’ve had many and I think I’m still choosing! I studied psychology because human thoughts and behaviours are fascinating, Read more
Since I'm a pastor, my scientific interest is a sideline to my basic profession and vocation. It basically got started Read more
As a teen, my first job was as assistant to the local veterinarian where I found working with animals fascinating. Read more
Well, like many other CSCA members, I am not a scientist. I am a seminary student (graduating May 2023 if Read more
I have been fascinated by science since I was a kid. I remember watching astronauts on television and desiring to Read more
I wanted to be a botanical illustrator when I was in grade 7 because I liked labeling plant parts in Read more
The Lake Huron beach where I spent my summers as a kid had many rocks and wasn’t very sandy. I Read more
My default track was to follow in my father’s footsteps as an Educator, but in my last year of High Read more

Canada-Wide Scavenger Hunt

We have compiled a list of things to photograph or find among your old photos.  You are challenged to send in original (not copyrighted) photos of Canadian places, animals, plants, etc on this list. Those finding the most items before July will be acknowledged at the conference. But keep looking, because we will announce more winners at the end of the year. It is rumoured that there may be prizes!

Download Scavenger Hunt

Historical Exhibits

We’ll be adding legacy CSCA content here throughout the year. We’re also working on a new history section of the CSCA website.

This article from the July-August 1999 issue of Faith Today featured CSCA’s Judy Toronchuk, Robert Mann, Gary Partlow, Dan Osmond, and Don Page.

ASA 2023: In Celebration of CSCA’s 50th Anniversary