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Standing Up for Science

Putting evidence at the heart of public policy in Canada

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Public policy needs science more than ever to meet today’s increasingly complex societal challenges.

However, without a secure voice at the decision-making table in Canada, science and evidence remain at risk of being sidelined in the policy-making process.

Evidence for Democracy (E4D) is a fact-driven, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization advocating for the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada.

We believe that we all benefit when governments make policy decisions informed by the best available evidence.

Through our original research, training programs and issue-based campaigns, we empower the voice of the science community in public policy and cultivate public demand for evidence-informed decision-making in Canada.

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We conduct original research to address knowledge gaps at the interface of policy and evidence.
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We use education and outreach to put knowledge and skills into the hands of Canada’s scientific community and the wider public.
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We tackle emerging issues affecting science and evidence-informed public policy in Canada through advocacy. We believe having our voices heard is paramount in activating change.
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Government transparency is essential to a healthy democracy. When it comes to policy-making, this means that the public should have the opportunity to see what factors go into the government decisions that affect their daily lives, and decide if they agree with the rationale shaping public policy.

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We're Hiring!

We are seeking an Research Associate to conduct research to advance evidence-informed decision-making in Canada. Apply by October 13, 2023.