Formal Advocacy

Join the Mars Society of Canada

The Mars Society of Canada offers a professional and credible platform for all Canadian space advocates to influence public opinion and government policy. By becoming a member of our federal not-for-profit, you provide direct support to our public outreach and Mars exploration advocacy efforts. We proudly represent the voice of thousands of Canadians who believe in the profound benefit of space exploration, and a multi-planetary future for humanity.

Our Current Initiatives

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Space Agency Consultation

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has initiated a public consultation process wherein they are seeking the perspectives of “industry, academia, non-governmental groups, and the general public” in order to chart a path for Canadian space exploration in the coming decades.

The Mars Society of Canada is generating a proposal for submission to the CSA which will espouse the importance and value of Mars exploration to the quality of life and prosperity of future Canadians.

We encourage all organizations and individuals who have an interest in collaborating in the generation of this proposal to reach out to MSC Chief Communications Officer Evan Plant-Weir at [email protected]

Public Outreach

Though the ongoing global pandemic has placed public events on pause, our outreach and advocacy efforts continue. Through the consistent generation of online content, The Mars Society of Canada is educating and inspiring people around the world on the subject of Mars exploration and settlement.

Thought-provoking articles and educational media can be found in our popular online creative space; the Mars Society of Canada MarsLog blog.

The Mars Society of Canada also maintains an active social media presence. We keep our followers up-to-date with current Mars news and research, in addition to generating regular educational features such as #SpaceSystemsSundays, where we explore the engineering behind sending humans to Mars.

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Informal Advocacy

Public Discussion and Engagement

One of the most important means of advocating for the human exploration and settlement of Mars is through daily conversation. The concept of becoming a multi-planetary species is a new idea to many people, who might not have had much of a chance to consider the benefits and drawbacks of such a massive undertaking.

As an advocate for Mars, you can help increase public awareness and understanding of the importance of Mars exploration through face-to-face or digital discussion. Raise the subject at a party or bring it up with friends and family! The more we discuss and normalize the subject of humans-to-Mars, the more it becomes part of public opinion and the more it will influence our political systems.

Become Mars-Literate

The best way to engage others on the subject of Mars is to increase your own understanding on the topic. Why is it so important to go to Mars? What value does Mars exploration provide to us here on Earth? Is the financial and resource cost justified? It’s important to be able to answer these and other questions when advocating for a multi-planetary future.

Explore Marspedia, the collaborative resource for Mars

Enroll in our Mars Explorer program

Become a reader of MarsLog, our blog on all things Mars

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