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Global Affairs Canada's 2016 International Assistance Consultation

From May to November 2016, Global Affairs Canada held open consultations with the public to help shape an new international assistance policy. 

Here are some highlights (points that repeatedly came up) from the consultation events and written submissions:

DPAWG Meeting Notes from Nov 16, 2016

The Data purchase and access working group (DPAWG) helps the Community Data Program management team identify data needs, improve data access, acquire data, and and address related technical concerns.

Jan 18, 2017 - Taxfiler Data Webinar

Taxfiler data, or T1-derived datasets, are generated from individal tax files from the Canada Revenue Agency from the Income Statistics Division of Statistics Canada. These datasets are published on a yearly basis and are an increasingly important source of Canada-wide income data.

A look at the top 1% Canadian taxfilers, 2014

To be considered part of the top 1% in 2014, a taxfiler must have earned a total income of at least $227,100. Over 268,500 Canadians were in this high-income group.

The Importance of Data Visualisation

Data visualisation – the visual representation of data in charts and graphs – has grown in popularity as an effective form of communication between media outlets and research organisations to the general public.

Partnering to Hack Homelessness (P2H²) Hackathon

Join the fun and attend the Partnering to Hack Homelessness (P2H²) Hackathon in Ottawa! The event runs on Friday, Nov 18 to Sunday, Nov 20. Attendance is open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds. 

Today is International Inuit Day

International Inuit Day is November 7! In total, approximately 155,000 Inuit live across Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Russia.

Transform the Sector Conference on February 23, 2017

Nonprofit organizations, governments and foundations are increasingly dependent on digital data to inform their strategies, monitor their progress, manage their operations, and pursue their missions.