On September 23rd, after Parliament was prorogued for 36 days, Governor General Julie Payette delivered the Speech from the Throne which outlined the government’s priorities as COVID-19 continues to present pressing challenges. 

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On September 16th, Evidence for Democracy hosted an expert panel to discuss Canada’s data needs for an evidence-based COVID-19 response. Watch the full conversation.

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COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives. From employment, to health and safety, to the economy, the pandemic has changed the status quo. As we prepare for Budget 2021, it is important that the Government of Canada makes investments that consider this “new normal” and carefully examine the new challenges ahead. 

Hello everyone! My name is Charlee Heath and I am really excited to be joining the Evidence for Democracy team as a Research Assistant. Despite the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, I am fortunate to be joining the team (virtually) through funding from Canada Summer Jobs.

Black Lives Matter.

At E4D, we stand against racism and the systems that uphold it in Canada and around the world. Right now we are listening and working to incorporate these lessons into our own lives and our work as an organization as well as amplifying the voices of those leading the Black Lives Matter movement. We are sharing a list of resources that we are learning from and we welcome suggestions of additional voices and resources.

We are not experts on this issue and did not create these resources. We are in a process of learning and we want to share resources that others have worked hard to create to support our  community members in their own learning. We have also included a list of organizations and initiatives where you can make gifts of time and money. 

If you have resources or voices you’d like to add to this list, please do not hesitate to reach out via social media or send us an email at

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