Data That Makes a Difference

This one-day event will spark new research ideas and generate questions around how can research and data positively affect individuals experiencing homelessness.



Each year in May, researchers from across Canada gather in Calgary to discuss the data they were collecting to support various projects related to homelessness. We discovered that our data can and should be shared to support new, better and more impactful analysis.

What can we learn if we start sharing data across projects?

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?

This distinctive and informative event, brings together researchers across the spectrum about how to get more from our data both collectively and individually. We 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: 

You can view the minutes from the 2017 Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative here: Data Sharing Minutes May 18