Data That Makes a Difference: The 3rd Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative
University of Calgary Downtown Campus

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?

This 3rd Annual conference will span two days.

Day One
Will focus on research and the discussion of datasets on homeless persons being used across Canada, and future collaborations. It will include discussions among researchers across the spectrum about how to get more from our data both collectively and individually, and will spark new research ideas and generate questions around how research and data can positively affect individuals experiencing homelessness.

Day one keynote: 

  • Steve Pomeroy on "Measuring non-housing outcomes of affordable housing investments"

Day Two

Presenters will highlight innovative practices in data utilization, analysis, and dissemination, and how data can drive change within the homeless-serving sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to gather with fellow HMIS leaders to learn from each other's experiences.

Day two keynotes:

  • 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

Please scroll down or click here to view our call for presenters.

Join the Calgary Homeless Foundation and The School of Public Policy for Data That Makes a Difference, our 3rd annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative. 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.

May 28-29, 2018

University of Calgary Downtown Campus
Nexen Technology & Conference Centre
906 8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB  T2P 1H9

Early Bird Registration Fee (until March 30): $80/day
Regular Registration Fee: $100/day 

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