The Science Integrity Project was created in response to growing concerns that many public policy decisions made in Canada — and in its cities, provinces and territories — are not consistently supported by solid information derived from objective science and relevant research.

The Science Integrity Project is sparking a national conversation on the role evidence should play in public policy development and decision-making. Tides Canada is home to and has provided funding for the Science Integrity Project.

Through a series of in-depth interviews and a national forum, the Project developed principles for improved decision making on the basis of the best available scientific evidence and indigenous knowledge.

Tides Canada believes that strong public policies, informed by the best available evidence and analysis, ensure better outcomes for Canadian people and improve our democracy.