Evidence-based response to COVID-19

Globally, health care workers, first responders, essential workers, public servants, and scientists are working tirelessly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This crisis demands an evidence-based response. Informing our actions and decisions using the best available science, and mobilizing the skills and knowledge of experts will be vitally important.  To help you, we will be keeping this post updated with credible sources of information on COVID-19 and ways to take action and do your part to stop the spread. We will continue to add to this post as the situation evolves. 

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This message is to provide an update on how we are responding to COVID-19 here at Evidence for Democracy. We know this is a tough and stressful situation, and we hope you are all staying healthy and taking care of one another. 

New Roadmap Paves the Way for Open Science in Canada

Open Science is a key component of the Government of Canada’s commitments on Open Government. Making science and data fully and freely available builds transparency and accountability, improves access to science and evidence, creates opportunities for collaboration and knowledge mobilization, and can help increase the impact of science.

Pre-Budget Consultation Submission Budget 2020

Ahead of the 2020 Federal Budget, the Department of Finance has opened a survey and is accepting submissions for consultation on priorities for Budget 2020. Evidence for Democracy  has submitted recommendations to the Department which include calls for securing and strengthening the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, recommendations to strengthen Canada’s capacity for openness, transparency, and evidence-based decision-making and support for science capacity, including climate science. 

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This post was contributed by a supporter, Reverend David Price, who took part in the #VoteScience campaign ahead of the 2019 Federal Election. Check out his story of his experience with the campaign! 

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