Last week was the Community Data Program’s Annual Meeting, hosted by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health in Guelph, Ontario. The inaugural CDP Award was given to Peter Marriott of the City of Vancvouer for the City of Vancouver Healthy City Strategy and the Vancouver Poverty Reduction Strategy. Both projects addressed topics of direct relevance to social development and to advance the social development agenda. These initiatives made explicit use of CDP data in support of a clear and compelling narrative, including reliance on value-added data analysis in order to create new indicators. The submissions also relied on effective data visualization techniques. The CDP Award celebrates projects that show community data as evidence that supports decision making and community engagement around issues central to community well-being. Submissions were judged on 1) innovation, 2) content and presentation and 3) level of engagement/impact. Other entries included innovative projects from Calgary, Burlington, Region of Peel, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Toronto, and York Region. Check out all of the great submissions as well as other documents from the meeting. Peter Marriott receiving the CDP Award for the City of Vancouver.