Webinar Events

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Webinar Series

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The Community Data Program webinar series fall under one of the following four themes. Webinars range from 60 to 90 minutes and can host up to 100 participants! Check this page for upcoming events, recordings and presentations from past events. 

       

Program Orientation

Learn how to use the CDP catalogue and Beyond 20/20 software

  

CDP Product Profiles

Get insight into CDP data products, including product methodology, examples of use, and limitations of use

  

Transforming Data into Intelligence

Make use of analytical tools, data visualization, and infographics

  

Data Parties

Expand your knowledge with live workshops led by a local consortium demonstrating the use of the CDP to access data on a particular topic

 

Past Webinars

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CDP Data Party

If you were excited by this week’s Statistics Canada data release you’re not alone. On Nov 6, the Community Data Program is throwing a Data Party. Our guests of honour Heath Priston (City of Toronto), Jasmine Ing (City of Calgary), and Mike Ditor (CDP) will discuss the latest Census release.

 

Statistics Canada has now unveiled five releases this year, most recently on immigration, ethnocultural diversity, housing and Aboriginal peoples. Our three speakers will present their reactions to the Census release- What’s in it? What’s different or new? What stories does the data tell? Mike will break down what the release means for the CDP and what additional data we’ve ordered.

 

Level of difficulty: Beginner

 

Date and Time: Monday, Nov 6, 2017 at 1:30-3:00pm EST

 

Presenters: Jasmine Ing (City of Calgary), Heath Priston (City of Toronto), Michael Ditor (CDP)

 

Downloads: 

Total participants: 150

 

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Orientation: Using the CDP catalogue and Beyond 20/20

The Community Data Program (CDP) will be giving a webinar-based orientation with an overview of the Community Data Program, Data Consortia and Member Organizations. This webinar will dicuss the types of data available in the catalogue and how to navigate the CDP catalogue to select and download data. Learn how to use the software Beyond 20/20 for viewing and organizing large sets of data. Follow along and review example data sets.

 

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

 

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 11th at 1:30pm EST

 

Presenter: Mary Clarke and Julie Lam, Community Data Program

 

Downloads:

Total participants: 52

 

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Using Social Data in Community Evaluation: OCASI’s New Service Information System

Information from public datasets available through Statistics Canada and other providers are useful for tracking social indicators at a large scale like provinces or major cities, but how can they be used at a smaller scale by community organizations? How can community data help agencies improve and demonstrate their impact? Join us on October 5th, 2017, to hear from Dr. Gillian Kerr and Wojtek Bak on an exciting new project that is creating a shared information platform to support evaluation and learning among community agencies.

 

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

 

Date and Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:30pm-3pm EST

 

Presenters:

  • Dr. Gillian Kerr, C.Psych, LogicalOutcomes
  • Wojtek Bak, President and Founder of Clouds On Mars

Downloads: 

Total participants: 51

 

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GIS Webinar - Looking at implementation and use of GIS in a small-medium sized public health agency

In this webinar, we discuss software/platform selection, resource and staffing challenges, cartographic and data quality challenges [understanding precision vs. accuracy; error propagation; unintentional misrepresentation of data] and some possible solutions.

 

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

 

Date and Time: Thursday, June 26, 2017 at 2-3:30pm EST

 

Presenter: Marc Lefebvre, Sudbury District Health Unit

 

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Total participants: 40

 

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Community Data Program - Annual General Meeting 2017

On May 25-26, 2017, the CDP leads came together for a conference style meeting. This year's meeting was hosted by the Kingston Data Consortium in Kingston, Ontario

 

Date and Time: Thursday, May 27 to Friday, May 26

 

Attendance:

  • The Community Data Program Team
  • Data Consortium Leads: list

Downloads:

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Data Visualization

Boring bar graphs getting you down? Looking for a way to bring your data to life? Well, it’s time to put your pie charts in the oven and turn up the heat! Auburn Larose and Amy Estill from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health have cooked up a data visualization webinar.

The webinar will help you understand the basics of data visualization, learn skills and collect tools to create effective visualizations, and find creative inspiration for your visuals. 

 

Level of difficulty: Beginner

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 1-3pm EST

 

Presenters:

  • Amy Estill, Health Promotion Specialist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
  • Auburn Larose, Health Promotion Specialist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

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Total participants: 100

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Taxfiler (T1FF) Data

Taxfiler data, or T1-derived datasets, are generated from individal tax files from the Canada Revenue Agency from the Income Statistics Division of Statistics Canada. These datasets are published on a yearly basis and are an increasingly important source of Canada-wide income data.

 

François Pagé, Section Chief of the Income Statistics Division presented the webinar for over 150 participants. The presentation covered the T1 Family File mandate, who makes up the T1FF population, methodology, geography, typical T1FF usage and how to get data.

 

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

 

Date and Time: 

  • Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 1:30 pm EST
  • Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 1:30 pm EST

Presenter: François Pagé, Section Chief, Income Statistics Division

 

Downloads:

Total participants: 96 (on Jan 18th), 34 (on Feb 1st)

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Indigenous populations in Calgary and Alberta: data sources and resources

How can we use data to better understand Indigenous populations in Calgary and Alberta? In this webinar, The City of Calgary will present an overview of data from a variety of sources including Statistics Canada and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

 

Following the overview, participants will have a chance to find data and complete simple analysis through hands-on exercises. Although this webinar is focused on data for Calgary and Alberta, most of the information presented will also be applicable to other municipalities and provinces.

 

Level of difficulty: Beginner

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, Sept 20th at 1:00-3:00 pm MST

 

Presenter: Emily McGirr, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, City of Calgary

 

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Orientation: Using the CDP catalogue and Beyond 20/20

The Community Data Program (CDP) will be giving a webinar-based orientation with an overview of the Community Data Program, Data Consortia and Member Organizations. This webinar will dicuss the types of data available in the catalogue and how to navigate the CDP catalogue to select and download data. Learn how to use the software Beyond 20/20 for viewing and organizing large sets of data. Follow along and review example data sets.

 

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 16th at 9:30-11:30 am EST

 

Presenter: Michael Ditor, Senior Analyst, Community Data Program

 

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Community Data Canada Roundtable 2016: Updates to the Census 2016

Community Data Canada hosts an annual Roundtable (virtual webinar) so that Canadian governments and community organisations can collaborate in support of improved access to and use of small area data for decision making. Visit the Community Data Canada website to learn more.    

Canada’s next census will take place in May 2016. The Government of Canada has asked Statistics Canada to reinstate the mandatory long-form census. As a result, the long-form census, formerly called the National Household Survey, will be collected on a mandatory basis for the 2016 cycle. One in four households will receive the long-form questionnaire, which contains the 10 questions from the short-form questionnaire plus additional questions on topics such as education, ethnicity, mobility, labour market activities and employment. 

 

Census information is important for all communities and is vital for planning services such as schools, daycare, family services, housing, police services, fire protection, roads, public transportation and skills training for employment. It is also the primary source of reliable demographic data for specific groups such as lone-parent families, seniors and language groups. 

 

Level of difficulty: Beginner

 

Date and Time:

  • Tuesday, May 3 at 2:00-3:30 pm EST
  • Monday, May 16 at 2:00-3:30 pm EST

Presenters:

  • Joe Kresovic, Director of Census Operations Division at Statistics Canada
  • Dr. Margaret Michalowski, Head of Census Subject Matter Secretariat (CSMS) of Statistics Canada

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Adobe Connect Checklist

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  1. Verify Flash software, connection, speed, and add-ins using the Adobe diagnostic test 
  2. Turn off any virus scanning software or any firewalls that may block Adobe Connect
  3. If possible, hardwire network connection with an Ethernet cable instead of WiFi
  4. Check the microphone, speakers and local display
  5. Make sure computer is plugged into power
  6. Close all unused applications

 

CDP Webinar 101 Guide

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