COVID-END in Canada is committed to meaningful citizen partnership in responding to the evidence needs of decision-makers. We benefit a great deal from the leadership of Maureen Smith, a highly experienced citizen partner, a COVID-END knowledge user, the lead of COVID-END’s citizen-partnership strategy, and supporter-in-chief of COVID-END’s citizen partners. We also benefit from the input of Francois-Pierre Gauvin, the McMaster Health Forum’s Scientific Lead for Citizen Engagement and Evidence Curation.
We involve citizens as members of our scientific leadership team, our steering committee, our horizon-scanning panel, our evidence-synthesis teams, and our preparation of plain-language summaries for our evidence products.
We will soon post a listing of our citizen partners.