When it comes to policy and program development, governments are too often required to rely on opinion and intuition. The process traditionally lacks context, rigour, and evidence, leading to the launch of programs that may not yield the intended results. Our goal is to support initiatives that will improve the lives of Canadians by incorporating science and experimentation into the policy process.
Davis Pier’s social innovation outpost, Pier Labs, works with partners in government, healthcare, academia, and the not-for-profit sector to help solve some of the toughest problems our country is facing. From poverty and healthcare, to education and public safety, our approach is to use all forms of evidence to develop policy and program improvements that we then rigorously test through experimentation.