Located at Carleton University, the Canadian CEBC is one of six official Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) centres globally, and the only one of its kind in North America. CEBC members conduct evidence syntheses to support evidence-based decision making and policy development. By following CEE guidelines, the Centre produces evidence syntheses that offer a traceable source of evidence and repeatable methodology to inform conservation actions that are defensible and rational. The Centre strives to build capacity through training and awareness with the hope that evidence-based management is the future of environmental conservation in Canada.


Centre capacity:

  • Staff members trained by CEE
  • Expertise in conservation and environmental management
  • Access to leading academic search engines and libraries
  • Software necessary for efficiently conducting reviews

Industrial Application

What we do: 

  • Literature reviews and evidence synthesis
  • Systematic reviews and systematic maps
  • Meta-analysis
  • Independent expert reports
  • Project management
  • Training and support

Project examples:

  • What are the consequences of fish entrainment and impingement associated with hydroelectric dams on fish productivity?;
  • The effectiveness of spawning habitat creation or enhancement for substrate spawning temperate fish;
  • Bridging Indigenous and science-based knowledge in coastal-marine research, monitoring, and management in Canada;
  • The effectiveness of non-native fish eradication techniques in freshwater ecosystems

Engagement types and co-funding:

  • Contract research and consulting
  • Systematic review training and workshops
  • Industry and government collaborations

Point of Contact: Dr. Steven Cooke – Faculty of Science

steven.cooke@carleton.ca; 613-520-1377