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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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. 

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

Annals of Science Writing and Journalism: The Digital Archives of Science Forum

This blog, as well as the science policy resources described before, were contributed by Paul Dufour.

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This post was contributed by one of E4D's volunteers, Zahra Clayborne. Zahra has curated this list of resources to help our community access mental health resources as an important element of protecting public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will add new resources as the situation evolves. 

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