November 2nd - Powered by Data, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's Digital Society Lab announced today that they have teamed up to launch a new digital data conference for the Canadian social sector.
Transform the Sector is a one-day conference taking place on February 23rd at the MaRS Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This conference is an opportunity to build the digital data capacity of social sector organizations in Canada. It is the first stop on the Do Good Data / Data on Purpose world tour launched by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Digital Civil Society Lab and Do Good Data.
“The Digital Civil Society Lab is committed to helping people use digital data and infrastructure safely, ethically, and effectively for public benefit. This conference, and the World Tour of which is part, is key to building awareness and capacity. We’re thrilled to be launching this work in Canada at this important event.” said Lucy Bernholz, Director of Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Digital Civil Society Lab.
The conference will bring together Canadian experts and globally renowned thought leaders to discuss a range of topics including creating and structuring policies and procedures around digital data and evaluating outcomes with data.
“Canada is already a leader in the world open data and open government. I strongly believe the Canadian social sector can transform itself and increase its impact by embracing the best practices for data use. I am excited to help bring these global experts to Toronto for a day of learning, networking, and strategizing on how to a build a digital data-enabled social sector for the 21st century.” added Michael Lenczner, Director of Powered by Data.