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Northern Policy Institute's State of the North is an annual conference that brings together policy experts and community leaders to explore the state of Northern Ontario from economic, social and environmental perspective.
This year's theme: Responding to Northern Ontario's Demographic Shift
The conference will be held on September 27th and 28th, 2017 in Timmins, Ontario.
Go to www.stateofthenorth.ca for more information and register for this event!
On Thursday, September 7, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking released their mandatory report. The report includes over 20 recommendations to facilitate the sharing of data across agencies and the evaluation of federal programs.
The report includes recommendations on:
- How the Federal government can provide the infrastructure for secure access to data.
- The mechanisms to improve privacy protections and transparency about the uses of data for evidence building.
- The institutional capacity to support evidence building.
CCSD is involved in a working group on Sector-Wide Data. This group aims to improve the availability and accessibility of data in the charitable and nonprofit sector (meet the working group).
The working group’s mandate is to:
- Map out currently available federal data resources for the charitable and nonprofit sector and identify data gaps
- Develop policy recommendations on what the federal government can do to address the gaps in data
The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) is an organization that promotes and strengthens the nonprofit and voluntary sector by developing and sharing resources and knowledge, building connections, leading collaborative work, and giving voice to critical issues affecting the sector.
The Government of Canada initiative on Measuring Poverty Reduction wants to work together to reduce poverty in Canada. In support of this, the CDP team has prepared an indicator review document!
The incorporation of indicators of social impacts into composite social indices has been the subject of considerable effort in North America since the late 1960s. Over the past decade, literally hundreds of indices have been developed to measure social change at international, national, and local scales by governments, institutes, non-profit organizations, and others. Most indices are not linked to natural resource or land use, but some include environmental variables.
The following compendium presents short profiles of two dozen indicator-based social development indicator models currently in use in Canada. Each profile includes a summary description, illustrates the indicators employed, identifies data sources and provides a link to the initiative. The compendium also includes a review of measures of poverty by province.
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