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Evidence for Democracy awarded Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to promote evidence-based policies

Evidence for Democracy (E4D), a national non-partisan organization championing evidence-based decision-making in public policy, will undergo substantial expansions thanks to a grant of $96,600 over 24 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). This grant highlights the growing desire for evidence-based policies in Canada and will allow E4D to expand their work helping scientists and experts engage with the public, journalists and policy makers.

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Evidence for Democracy awarded $96,600 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to engage the scientific community and promote evidence-based policies

Evidence for Democracy (E4D), a national non-partisan organization championing evidence-based decision-making in public policy, will undergo substantial expansions thanks to a grant of $96,600 over 24 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). This grant highlights the growing desire for evidence-based policies in Canada and will allow E4D to expand their work helping scientists and experts engage with the public, journalists and policy makers. 

“I am very pleased that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has recognized the importance of evidence-based decision making in public policy by supporting Evidence for Democracy. These funds will benefit our community by engaging scientists and researchers with the local not-for-profit sector and increasing civic participation.” – Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre

“This grant will allow us to build the capacity we need to promote science and evidence-based decision making right here in Ottawa, where it has the most impact.” – Dr. Katie Gibbs, Executive Director, Evidence for Democracy.

“There is momentum building around issues of science and democracy in Canada and a growing desire in the scientific community to engage on important public policy issues. With the help of this generous funding, we can allow more scientists, graduate students, and citizens to participate to their fullest potential.” – Dan Weaver, Evidence for Democracy Board of Directors.

A national, non-partisan, and not-for-profit organization, Evidence for Democracy facilitates, organizes, and amplifies public demands for policy decisions to be based on science and evidence through its education, monitoring, and outreach campaigns.

A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.

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For more information about Evidence for Democracy, visit www.evidencefordemocracy.ca

For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit www.otf.ca

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CONTACT:  Dr. Katie Gibbs, 613-866-6921 katie@evidencefordemocracy.ca