Data That Makes a Difference


Calgary Homeless Foundation and the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy are currently accepting submissions for presenters at the 5th Annual Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative, on May 20th & 21st, 2020.

Areas of Interest
Presentation submissions must show an empirical focus and describe the practical application of analysis and research to foster thought provoking questions and encourage discussion around data sharing to address homelessness in Canada.

The question we are always aiming to answer at our Homeless Data Sharing Initiative is: “How can data make a difference?”

Areas of Interest for Presentations are but not limited to:

•  Data Driven research and discussion of datasets on homeless persons being used across Canada.
•  Describe, discuss and show how your data sets has been used, (or is planned to be used), in ways to address issues of homelessness.
•  Case Studies
•  Evaluation – How well did it work?
•  Ways research has made an impact to change of policy
•  Ways research had impacted practice on the front-line.
•  Data sovereignty and support of indigenous communities

Why Present at Data That Makes A Difference 2020?

Presenting at the Data That Makes A Difference two-day conference provides you with the opportunity to present information and exchange thoughts with researchers across the spectrum, as you are provided a healthy question and answer period. Presenters should highlight innovative practices in data utilization, analysis, and dissemination, and provide a look at how data is being utilized to drive impact in the homeless-serving sector. You will be able to share new ideas or highlight notable projects, research and practices on how to get more from our data, both collectively and individually in North America. This event is aimed to spark new research ideas and generate questions around how research and data can positively affect individuals experiencing homelessness.

If you are selected to speak at Data That Makes A Difference, we will waive the registration fee and you will also receive an honorarium of $700 to offset some of your travel and accommodation costs. Note that these benefits can be extended to only one person per presentation.

The submission deadline for presentations is January 10, 2020
You’ll hear from us with our proposal decisions by February 15, 2020