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News Release: Join the Community Data Program: Designed by and for Canadian Municipal Governments and Canadian Communities

November 13, 2013 -- The Canadian Council on Social Development invites municipal government and community sector organizations to access specialized data products under its Community Data Program (CDP) to monitor and report on social and economic development trends within their communities.

The CDP is a national network of more than 20 community data consortia led by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD). The Program's more than 1,400 registered users work in municipal governments, health and social services agencies, police, library & school boards, local economic development agencies, social planning councils, local United Way chapters and other organizations supporting community-level public policy and programs. CDP members benefit from three program activities:

  • Access to Canada's largest and most diverse repository of community data at the smallest geographies possible
  • Tools and training to support analysis of community data and its use for better decision making
  • Participation in a Canada-wide network of municipal and community practitioners

The Canadian Council on Social Development's experience and expertise with community data means members can benefit from training and advice on data usage, challenges, forming or joining a Community Data Consortium, or on developing unique community data projects to meet specific needs. See the backgrounder for a list of unique community data product examples recently added to the online community data catalogue.

Start up your own Community Data Consortium, or become a member of an existing one. For more information visit communitydata.ca or contact:

Michel Frojmovic MCIP RPP PMP
Lead | Community Data Program
Canadian Council on Social Development
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communitydata.ca | ccsd.ca
+1 (888) 717-2919 | +1 (613) 728-0335

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The Canadian Council on Social Development: Contributing to building stronger, more caring communities in Canada through evidence, collaboration and design.

For more information:

Organization:

Canadian Council on Social Development

Address:

P.O. Box 13713
Kanata, Ontario
Canada, K2K 1X6
www.ccsd.ca

Contact person:

Nancy Shipman
Vice-President, Strategic Communications & Social Media
Tel: 613 762 3795
Fax: (613) 236-2750
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.ccsd.ca

 


Backgrounder

Community Data Program

The Community Data Consortium collaborative program strengthens community development by anchoring our ability to construct the “facts” in the narrative. Understanding and maximizing the use and interpretation of both quantitative as well as user centric qualitative data -- and translating this data into meaningful stories that strengthen our collective understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing local communities -- are central elements of this program.

CCSD believes data is the basis of informed and strategic planning, decision-making and investment – belonging to the CDP not only affords your organization with access to data, tools and other CDP members (best practices, etc.), but also provides the platform to bring all interested and necessary parties together, to move the dialogue from problem understanding to problem solving.

Unique Data Products

The Canadian Council on Social Development’s Community Data Program is pleased to provide examples of unique community data products recently added to the online community data catalogue:


Canadian Council on Social Development
November 2013

CCSD

Canada's Social Development Convenors

info@ccsd.ca

Phone: 613-236-8977

Kanata, ON

P.O. Box 13713 K2K 1X6

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