We engage in a broad range of activities to promote the role of genomics in Canadian public policy and support evidence-based policy- and decision-making. Through high-profile platforms with significant reach into public policy, business and researcher audiences, we engage in federal policy dialogue to inform and shape policy and regulations affecting societal uptake of genomics. Likewise, six Genome Centres across the country facilitate vital policy dialogue at the regional level through their connections with provincial counterparts and ensure a pan-Canadian perspective on policy and regulatory issues under consideration at the federal level.
We enable evidence-based policy and decision-making using research insights and data generated through our funded projects and challenge-driven genomics initiatives. Genome Canada funded GE³LS researchers also provide critical expertise to public policy and decision makers through parliamentary committees and other forums.
Community and end-user engagement
Translating genomics research and innovation into effective solutions requires strong engagement with communities and the people and institutions using genomic technologies. By collaborating with communities and end-users, and co-creating genomic solutions with them, we are working to ensure those solutions are applied equitably and respond to real-world needs. The expertise and perspectives of these diverse stakeholders shape our initiatives and drive our impact.
Genomics literacy and awareness
We promote genomics literacy and awareness in Canada through traditional and social media, events and strategic partnerships. The Genome Centres also excel at mobilizing genomics knowledge across Canada through high school and citizen science partnerships, high-profile public genomics conferences and multimedia digital efforts to reach new and younger audiences.