Data That Makes a Difference

Data That Makes a Difference

The Annual Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative
Call for Presenters
Calgary Homeless Foundation and the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy are seeking presenters for the 3rd Annual Homeless Data Sharing Initiative, on May 28-29th, 2018. The event will be held at The School...
2018 Agenda Day One – May 28 8:15 a.m. Registration 8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Opening Prayer Kelly Good Eagle, Siksika Nation 8:35 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks Ron Kneebone, Scientific Director, Area Director, Economic & Social...
Calgary Homeless Foundation The mission of Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) is to provide leadership in Calgary’s homeless-serving system-of-care, to ensure it meets the needs of those who are homeless. The combination of a sound strategic...

2017 Data Share Initiative

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:

Day one:
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”

Day two:
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.

Check back here regularly for more details and program information!