The Simpson Centre remains neutral throughout its research process and in its research outputs. We connect researchers, everyday people, industry stakeholders and government actors to scientific issues critical to the future of Canada’s agricultural and food system. In a digital information age, where the boundary between fact and science is blurred, we’re looking to help foster collaborations based on information that can be trusted.
As a Knowledge Broker, the Simpson Centre aims to:
- Connect different audiences – by supporting information sharing between previously separated audiences: researchers, industry, government, and public.
- Improve public understanding of the processes involved in making and providing food, as well as government regulations and infrastructure needed to maintain an inclusive and resilient food system.
- Host experiments in collaborative policymaking, where people with different perspectives are brought together to negotiate for solutions with the commitment of government to create new policies based on their recommendations.
- Evaluate our knowledge brokering activities for food and agriculture to encourage feedback and be responsive.
Learn more about the Simpson Centre’s research and impacts in our Annual Report.