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.



In May 2016, researchers from across Canada gathered 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?

Join the Calgary Homeless Foundation and The School of Public Policy on Thursday May 18, 2017, for Data That Makes a Difference, our 2nd Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative. 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.

Interested in speaking at this event? See our Call for Presenters.

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