The path to evidence-informed decision-making isn’t paved - it’s transparent

Over the years, E4D has advocated for the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in many different ways. We’ve led campaigns on science advice and research funding, conducted original research on science integrity and how politicians find and use evidence, and developed resources for the research community to help bridge the science and policy worlds. 

Straight to the source!

Whether you get your news from articles, blogs, videos, or social media, being able to distinguish fact from fiction is a necessary skill. Independent fact checkers like Snopes and are great tools to have on hand, however, your own critical thinking can be the best first line of defense against misinformation. This blog post will help you develop the skills to evaluate whether what you read, hear, or watch is reliable information.

A seat for science in the House of Commons: what is motion M-38?

Motion 38 (M-38) proposes to create a new Standing Committee for Science and Research. Here’s what that means, and what’s happening right now.

Four lessons on misinformation in Canada

Over the past few years, misinformation and its counterpart disinformation have increasingly taken a public spotlight. Throughout the pandemic, we have seen that the spread of misinformation can have widespread impacts on society and threaten our democratic institutions. Recognizing the growing impact misinformation has on our lives, E4D undertook a research project to investigate a few foundational questions around misinformation in the Canadian context:

How can individuals help? How can organizations help? And, how can governments help?

Good bets in science and research today, a national science strategy tomorrow?

It’s been just over a week since the federal budget was tabled amid a grueling third wave of COVID-19 infections and lockdowns. If you’re looking for an anchor in the storm, Budget 2021 is a safe bet. It is a dense document by any measure - over 700 pages in English, more in French - and if you manage to make it to the end, you’re greeted by annexes chock-full of impact analysis. (Annex 5 alone is 169 pages and “considers how each Budget 2021 measure affects Canadians - both who is most affected and the nature of the impacts at a high level.”)

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