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Wednesday, November 8 • 15:15 - 16:00
Building Bridges: Connecting Social-Sector Data in Alberta through SAGE

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Data collected by the myriad of non-profit agencies during the provision of services, such as for the homeless, impoverished, and low income families represent a significant untapped source of intelligence. Data are typically collected based on immediate need, rather than with a harmonized vision between organizations on how the data can be combined and harnessed to improve service delivery. SAGE (Secondary Analysis to Generate Evidence) is a collaborative data repository platform that aims to connect stakeholders through secondary use of data.

Research data, community service data, and administrative data related to health and social well-being is managed and shared through SAGE. SAGE increases the value of data by providing the infrastructure, processes and governance to bring stakeholders together to use data in new ways and inform social policy and practice. SAGE has been working with community organizations and ethics, legal and privacy experts. Community organizations and non-profits have specific and diverse needs, and different level of “data maturity”. Challenges, and opportunities in how data can be shared for internal intelligence and greater good are different as well.

This session will focus on the approach SAGE took and the lessons learned thus far in building trust and capacity in the community non-profit sector in Alberta to see data as a resource to be cultivated.

About PolicyWise:

PolicyWise for Children & Families exists to improve well-being by leading, creating, enabling and mobilizing research and evaluation for evidence-informed policy and practice. PolicyWise was established as a not-for-profit corporation in 2003 and is a partnership between Alberta’s universities, the community and the Government of Alberta. PolicyWise distinguishes itself through its focus on mobilizing evidence to inform social policy, collaborative approach and organizational structure: a formal bridge between government, academia, and the community.

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Hannah Lloyd-Jones

Project Coordinator, PolicyWise for Children & Families
Hannah is the Project Coordinator for SAGE (Secondary Analysis to Generate Evidence), a PolicyWise data repository platform which incentivises the secondary use of data related to health and social well-being. An advocate for sharing data, Hannah's background is in project management in international Higher Education, with experience in diverse projects from establishing an open... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 15:15 - 16:00 MST
Kinnear Centre - KC 305