Open Data Advocacy. Data doesn’t change the world. People do. Words of wisdom from the World Bank Open Data Presentation

Where you can go to get more involved in Canada. Datalibre is a a group urging governments to make data about Canada and Canadians free and accessible to citizens.

Data Advocacy Project: Aging Out in British Columbia

What is the current state in BC? One way that we have to determine the state of affairs for at risk youth in BC is to review the Performance Reports from the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Unfortunately, you will find like I did, that all report links are broken except for 2013. I’m hoping they will fix it soon given the spotlight on such critical issues.

April 29, 2016. CBC: Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Children’s Watchdog responds to the Bob Plecas Review.

The Special Report, Implementation of the Plecas Review, Part One: Decision Time.  Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

The Bob Plecas Review paper.

What can we learn from others to improve outcomes in BC?

The Road Map Project – Indicators for student success.

A dashboard for Student Outcomes – ‘Striving for Change’ in the States.

Data Advocacy Project: Schizophrenia – Raising Awareness to Improve Outcomes

There isn’t a magic formula of story to data but some commentators have thrown out the ratio of 75% story to 25% data. Stories stick that is why they have been around since the beginning of time. Here’s a good example from the University of Calgary, what works, in their own words…

Our Voices – Graphic Novel published by University of Calgary