Advocating for Science in the Canadian Federal Election
Science doesn’t usually get a lot of attention during elections, and we think that needs to change. We need your help to send a message that Canadians care about science.
Update: Our thanks to everyone who worked hard to get science on the agenda in the 2019 federal elections. We're now back for 2021!
I’m going to #VoteScience because…
There are so many reasons to #VoteScience, whether it’s to support the environment, to increase health and wellness, or develop new technologies. Here’s your chance to highlight why you, personally, are going to #VoteScience.
Attend a #VoteScience event!
Here are some of the events that are taking place:
Vote Science Webinar
Tuesday 31 August 2021 | 4 PM EST
It’s the 44th federal election, which means that for all Canadians who care about science, now is the time to make your voices heard. Join Evidence for Democracy for a free, one-hour webinar to learn all about the #VoteScience campaign, and how you can engage in this federal election. This webinar will provide an overview of the campaign, walk you through all our engagement tools, and answer any questions you may have.
Let’s #VoteScience and work together to make sure science is prioritized in this election.
Want to do more?
Want to go one step further and perhaps table in your university, organize a local MP panel on science issues, or launch an initiative? Great! Let us know so we can offer help with logistics, and brainstorm ideas together.
Spread the word in your community:
Consider writing an op-ed. Here are some helpful resources:
Don't know how to write an op-ed? Check out:
Organize an event on science issues with your local candidates.
We are happy to support you in planning an event, whether it be a debate, a roundtable, or something else altogether! We’d love to hear your ideas - send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Share the campaign and tools with your networks!
We want to get the word out so Canadians have the chance to show decision-makers that we will #VoteScience. Share the Vote Science campaign with your peers by tabling at your university and/or at local events. We will support you with some materials.