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Evidence Matters

Empowering Canadians with the Skills to Navigate Evidence in Everyday Life

Evidence Matters aims to place evidence at the heart of navigating everyday life. Our guides, events, and resources seek to equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess evidence and hold individuals and organizations accountable for the claims they make.
Help us strengthen our democracy through good evidence, one conversation at a time!

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How YOU can take part in #EvidenceMatters

Check out our new guides and share them with others!

Watch our #EvidenceMatters webinars!

Your New Guides to Understanding and Asking for Evidence

March 8, 2023 | Webinar

Bringing Science and Democracy Together in the Classroom

March 15, 2023 | Panel

Empowering Citizens with Evidence

March 22, 2023 | Panel

A Conversation with Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

March 29, 2023 | Interview

Unpacking the Evidence: AI, Climate and evidence-informed decision-making

March 28, 2024 | Panel

Join the #EvidenceMatters conversation here and online!

Share your evidence story on social media using #EvidenceMatters.

How do you use or look for evidence in your everyday life? Tell us about a time when you wanted more information about a decision, policy, or claim that you read online. What kind of evidence did you want decision-makers to share?

Use the hashtag #EvidenceMatters by 11:59 PST on March 29 for a chance to win an Evidence Day prize!

How do you interact with evidence?

Just like you, we’re always on the search for evidence. Help us collect some data on your experience with evidence!

When you encounter a claim that you’re unsure about, how often do you dig deeper for more information (e.g. do an online search, look for expert opinion, ask the person who made the claim for evidence)?
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Resources

Here are some more helpful resources for spotting and debunking mis- and disinformation, and for understanding how evidence supports our democracy. Know of other awesome resources? Fill out this google form to add them to the list!

Participating Organizations

We thank the organizations participating in the #EvidenceMatters campaign for their commitment to building a healthier democracy through increasing public understanding of and demand for evidence.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

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