100 Days at E4D

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 08:48

Today is a landmark of sorts for me and the team here at Evidence for Democracy.

Today marks 100 days since I joined E4D as Executive Director. 

These 100 days have been non-stop, packed with sharing new research reports, bringing our community timely insights on developments in the science-policy space in Canada, sharing new training toolkits and webinars, and meeting with federal representatives to lay the groundwork for an impactful year ahead. 

To mark the occasion and in the spirit of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez à la 2019, we prepared a video update - “100 days in 2 minutes or less”. Check it out! 



Next on the agenda: developing new resources for scientists and researchers to navigate and prepare for Parliamentary committees and revisiting Canada’s Fundamental Science Review. 

The support of this community is what makes this impact possible, and what will keep this momentum going. We’ve got less than 3 months until the House returns, so the clock is ticking as we prepare to enshrine the lessons of the past year into Canadian decision-making - with evidence at the forefront. 

Please consider making a donation today to support this work. As a small organization, every donation counts, no matter the size. You can make your gift here

Here’s to the next 100 days! 

Rachael Maxwell 
Executive Director / Directrice exécutive
Evidence for Democracy




Rachael Maxwell

Executive Director (On leave until October 2023)

Rachael Maxwell joins Evidence for Democracy with a deep knowledge of the science landscape in Canada and a strong track record of success working at national not-for-profit research organizations. From 2018-21 she held progressively responsible roles at Genome Canada, working across the organization on key priorities in communications, public affairs and strategic planning.