Geoscientists Canada is actively engaged in many different communities that impact the practice of geoscience in Canada, through partnerships and alliances. It engages with other regulated professions in Canada; with the regulated profession of geoscience in other countries; and with Canada’s geoscience community.
As a member and active participant in the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) formerly known as CNNAR (Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators, Geoscientists Canada keeps abreast of national developments impacting Canada’s regulated professions and the regulatory bodies that register and regulate practice. It also participates, on behalf of the geoscience community, in national discussions impacting regulatory affairs for all of Canada’s professions.
Geoscientists Canada has relationships with organizations that regulate and govern geoscience practice in other countries. As geoscience becomes a more formally recognized professional globally, this international network continues to expand. Today, Geoscientists Canada has co-operation agreements in place with professional geoscience organizations in eight other countries:
- American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
- Australian Institute of Geoscientists
- Consiglio Nazionale Dei Geologi (Italy)
- El Colegio des Geólogos de España,
- European Federation of Geologists
- Institute of Geologists of Ireland
- National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG)
- South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
- The Geological Society
Geoscientists Canada is a regular observer at meetings of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES). It also attends meeting of the Canadian Council of Chairs of Earth Science Departments (CCCESD). Geoscientists Canada is a member of the Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) and participates in CFES’s Outreach Liaison Committee.