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Early bird tickets for Leveraging Our Strengths Conference 2018

Are you in the Ottawa area and want to learn more about how community data is used in the non-profit sector? Take advantage of a special discount for the 7th annual Leveraging Our Strengths Conference. Held at Algonquin College, the conference is an excellent and affordable opportunity to draw upon and share in the strengths and best practices of Ottawa’s non-profit sector.

Policy Options: Values-based AI and the new smart cities

Many were excited when Sidewalk Labs (the urban innovation branch of Google’s Alphabet) won a competition to develop Toronto’s Quayside neighbourhood, promising to integrate data and urban design.

Yet, the project has proved controversial for many reasons, not least of which are questions surrounding data collection and use.

Community Indicators Webinar Friday March 2 2018

From the Community Indicators Consortium in the US, an interesting webinar on how Essex County (Massachusetts) tracks their quality of life indicators.

This coffee-break webinar provides a broad description of Impact Essex County Indicators’ structure, indicators and accomplishments. The project spans 100 indicators tracking the quality of life in Essex County (Massachusetts – USA), spotlighting where the county shines and where it struggles.

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