Data That Makes a Difference: The 3rd Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing 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?
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"
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
We are seeking presenters for the 3rd Annual Homeless Data Sharing Initiative, on May 28-29, 2018. The event will be held at The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary's Downtown Campus.
Day one For day one we are inviting proposal submissions from individuals with presentable homelessness data. Specifically: - Data administrators - Quantitative researchers - Public Officials interested in more integration of existing homelessness data
Day two For day two we are inviting proposal submissions from individuals with knowledge of technology and analysis. Specifically: - HMIS Specialists - Data administrators - Performance evaluators - Public officials interested in more integration of existing homelessness data
The submission deadline for presentations for both days is April 1, 2018.
General Presentation Information
The question we are always aiming to answer at our Homeless Data Sharing Initiative is "How can data make a difference?"
Each presentation should foster thought provoking questions and generate discussion around data sharing and Canadian homelessness.
Those selected to make presentations will be given free admission to the event. For presenters from outside of Calgary, flight and accommodation will be provided. It is expected that all presenters are willing to have their presentations filmed and put online.
To apply: Email submissions to [email protected], with the subject line "Proposal for 2018 Homeless Data Sharing Initiative"