What can we learn if we start sharing data across projects?
In May each year, researchers from across Canada gather in Calgary to discuss the data they are collecting to support various projects related to homelessness. We have learned that our data can and should be shared to support new, better and more impactful analysis.
How can we use our collective data to produce better, more accurate results to inform the allocation of resources and end homelessness in our communities?
In short, how can we use our data to make a difference?
Join Calgary Homeless Foundation and The School of Public Policy on May 28th and 29th, 2018 for Data That Makes a Difference, our 3rd Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative.
This 3rd Annual conference has been expanded and will now span two days:
Will focus on discussions among researchers across the spectrum about how to get more from our data both collectively and individually.
Steve Pomeroy – “Measuring non-housing outcomes of affordable housing investments”
Presenters will highlight innovative practices in data utilization, analysis, and dissemination, and how data is being utilized to drive impact in the homeless-serving sector.
Abigail Schachter, Homeless Housing and Services Evaluator at the King County Department of Community and Human Services’ Performance Measurement and Evaluation Team.
Kira Zylstra, Acting Director of All Home, the system planner for Seattle/King County.
During this distinctive and informative event, you will hear from researchers across the spectrum about how to get more from our data both collectively and individually. We’ll also discuss future opportunities, and connect with one another to build our own networks in our shared vision of using data to make a difference.
For more information on the Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative visit: www.datathatmakesadifference.com
You can view the minutes from the 2017 Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative here: Data Sharing Minutes May 18