In 2016, as part of the Strategic Plan for the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the Working Group for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) was formed to develop a strategy to ensure that the activities of the CSC are equitable, inclusive and enhance the diversity of the chemical community. WIDE has identified several issues which merit a broader discussion among the members of the CSC. The annual CSC President's Event to be held at the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition will be devoted to these issues.
The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Working Group on Inclusivity Diversity and Equity conducted a survey to determine the interest in and need for childcare services at the CSC annual conferences. As a result of the survey, the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition will be the first CSC conference to offer this member benefit.