The Columbia Basin-Boundary Community Data Consortium is CCSD’s 32nd to be established within the CDP. Located in southeast British Columbia, this consortium is led by Selkirk College through its Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute. The consortium catchment area includes the Regional Districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary, in addition to Revelstoke, Golden, Valemount and Columbia Shuswap Regional District Areas A and B with a combined population of 161,741 (in 2011).
Arief Kartolo, a M.A. student at the University of Windsor has prepared this excellent research report for the Windsor-Essex Working Table that investigates the workings of data consortia in the Community Data Program. Here is an excerpt from the Executive Summary:
The Annual Meeting was held on May 26th and 27th in Banff, AB and was a great success! We had one and a half days of very engaged discussion and extremely helpful feedback on the program. It was also a real pleasure to meet such engaged stakeholders in person and see how they are using the data in their communities. Check out the report from the Annual Meeting to see what was discussed and the actions arising for the 2016-17 program year.
Last Friday May 20th, 2016 CCSD's Katherine Scott (VP Research) and Michel Frojmovic (CDP Lead) presented at ECONOUS2016, the National Community Economic Development Conference. Their presentation (PPT) demonstrated the power of community data and evidence-based story-telling, focusing on the Canadian Council on Social Development’s Community Data Program (CDP).
We are excited for our upcoming annual meeting! For a day and a half starting Thursday May 26th, we will be meeting in Banff, Alberta with twenty of our consortium leads (plus more via webinar) to plan out the upcoming program year! For more information, visit the 2016 annual meeting information page.
Led by the United Way Perth-Huron (operating as the Social Research and Planning Council), the Perth-Huron Community Data Consortium is CCSD’s 31st consortium to be established within the CDP. This consortium represents two south-western Ontario counties with a combined population of 134,212 (in 2011). With the addition of Perth-Huron, the CCSD’s CDP now includes community data consortia representing 18.7 million Canadians (56% of all Canadians), and 87% of Ontario’s population.