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Our 32nd consortium: Columbia Basin-Boundary!

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).

The Annual Meeting was a great success!

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.

Community Data Program at ECONOUS2016

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).

Our 31st data consortium!

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.

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