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Innovation and Evidence-Based Decision Making


As public policy challenges evolve and become increasingly complex, the need for evidence-based decision making has never been more important. At the same time, governments worldwide need to innovate to tackle this continuously evolving landscape.

Discover how increased evidence-based decision making has an impact on the role of government and how it could be implemented in a public service context. Find out how innovative approaches to policy design and impact measurement can lead to better evidence about what works and how best to serve Canadians.  

Get ready for a keynote address with a speaker who works at North America's largest innovation hub, the MaRS Discovery District. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion with additional participants.


  • Tashmia Ismail, Vice-President Innovation Consulting, MaRS Discovery District
  • Dr. Kelly Taylor, Director General of the Research and Innovation Lab, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Yves Gingras, Consultant, UNICEF
  • Julie Greene, Senior Lead, Capacity and Partnerships at the Privy Council Office


Myra Latendresse Drapeau, Director, Business Innovation, Canada School of Public Service


Chad Hartnell, Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Adoption, MaRS' Innovation Consulting

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