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News Release: CCSD’s Community Data Program Annual Meeting Nets New Initiative for the Upcoming Year

May 21, 2014 – The CCSD’s President and CEO, Peggy Taillon, welcomed the recommendation of the Community Data Program (CDP) Consortia Leads further to their annual meeting May 8 and 9, 2014 in London, Ontario. The Leads envision a set of comparative profiles, capturing the diversity of cities and communities represented across the 23 data consortia. This project builds on the unique and extensive data holdings of the Community Data Program and the experience represented in the CDP network.

“These profiles will enhance community groups’ opportunities to make use of the vast data resources provided by the CDP,” said Peggy Taillon, “so they can get the evidence they need for effective social development initiatives at the local level.

The Community Data Program, CCSD’s flagship initiative, is a gateway to data for municipalities and community sector organizations. Members can access customized tables at the smallest possible geographies, acquired by CCSD from Statistics Canada and other sources, to mine the evidence that supports sound local decisions and social development programs. At the current time, there are 23 local consortia across Canada involved in the program, with over 200 organizations actively participating through them. Established in the mid-1990s, the CDP provides members with access to a wealth of data products, valued at over $1 million, at low cost. This unique and customized data collection is the only one of its kind in Canada.

“This project is an example of the strength of the Community Data Program and the expertise brought to bear by the 23 Consortia across Canada,” said Katherine Scott, Vice President, Research, at the CCSD. Today, the population represented by our 23 Data Consortia is 51 percent of Canadians – that’s over 17 million people from all walks of life.”

The profile series is in the planning stages with results expected in 2015. Additional information about the CDP and Community Analytics – a CCSD service - is provided in the FAQ on the CCSD web site. Today’s announcement is in keeping with the CCSD’s new mission and strategic direction, Nation Building through Evidence, Collaboration and Design, our framework for the future.

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CCSD is a not-for-profit organization that partners and collaborates with all sectors (not-for-profit, philanthropic, government and business) and communities to advance solutions to today’s toughest social challenges. As a neutral, non-partisan, non-governmental and independent organization, the CCSD believes challenges can be solved through a deliberative approach that includes all partners, ensuring the end user is part of framing the issues and the solutions. Simply put, society designed the problem – whether inequality, homelessness, discrimination, climate change, to name a few – but we also have the power to design the solution.

CDP and Community Analytics program information:

Michel Frojmovic
Lead - CCSD Community Data Program
613.236.8977 Ext. 23
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Community Data Program

List of Data Consortia in Canada, May 2015

Consortium

 Relationship

 Organization Name

Calgary

Lead

City of Calgary

Durham

Lead

The Regional Municipality of Durham

Halton

Lead

Regional Municipality of Halton

Hamilton

Lead

City of Hamilton, Social Development and Early Childhood Services Division

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

Lead

United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

London

Lead

The Corporation of the City of London

Montreal

Lead

Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi de Côte-des-Neiges

Ottawa

Lead

Social Planning Council of Ottawa

Parry Sound-Nipissing

Lead

District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board

Peel

Lead

Regional Municipality of Peel

Peterborough

Lead

Peterborough Social Planning Council 

Red Deer

Lead

The City of Red Deer

Regina

Lead

City of Regina

Saint John NB

Lead

Saint John Human Development Council 

Simcoe

Lead

County of Simcoe

Sudbury

Lead

Social Planning Council of Sudbury

Toronto

Lead

City of Toronto

Vancouver-Fraser Valley

Lead

Social Planning and Research Council (SPARC BC)
 

Waterloo

Lead

Region of Waterloo

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG)

Lead

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Winnipeg

Lead

Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Wood Buffalo

Lead

Fuse Social Wood Buffalo Society

York

Lead

Regional Municipality of York

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