The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is the national organisation for geoscientific information and research. The GSC was established in 1841 when the legislature of the Province of Canada passed a resolution to establish and fund a geological survey. Today, the work of the GSC supports exploration and decision-making in the mining and energy sectors as well as national sovereignty, hazards risk management and more.
Under the current Strategic Plan, GSC has set the following priorities:
- Geological knowledge for Canada's onshore and offshore lands;
- Geoscience for sustainable development - ensuring that new developments are sustainable as natural resource development shifts along with the energy transition;
- Geoscience for keeping Canada safe - preparedness for natural disasters and climate change;
- Geoscience for society - prioritising integrated land use planning and engagement with indigenous communities;
- "Our people | Our science" - investing in the GSC workforce.