The purpose of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience shall be:

1- To promote communication among neuroscientists throughout Canada.

2- To represent the interests of Canadian neuroscientists at national and international levels.

3-  To promote research in all disciplines contributing to the understanding of the nervous system.

4- To contribute to the advancement of education in the Neurosciences.

5- To provide for and assist in the dissemination to the general public of the results of current Neuroscience research and its significance in relation to health and disease.

6- To raise funds and to provide income for the above purposes.

(CAN-ACN By-laws, Article 6)