Last summer we put out the call to our Data for Good volunteers to start the development of a Community Wellness Index for Vancouver. The intent of the Index is to provide insight into what's important to people living in the community. From access to education, housing affordability, and public transport - to the amount of green space and the number of community centres in an area.
The initial phase of the project, building out the approach and the creation of an Education Index is now complete. Our volunteers will be sharing their insights and findings on this project, and we would love to have you there to participate in the discussion. We will also talk about volunteer opportunities for subsequent phases of the project.
The meeting will take place on February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Please RSVP via Meetup to get the Zoom link.
Data for Good, simply put, is a way for people to contribute to the betterment of society using their expertise in data science. We exist to empower the world's social change makers by making their data speak to them more clearly, thus allowing them to do what they do best even better.
Vancouver's chapter began in 2017 with co-founders Peter Kim and Peter Lin ("Peter Squared"). The national organization was born in 2013 through the dedication of co-founders Joy Robson and Victor Anjos, Data for Good now has five active chapters across Canada (and still growing!).
At our core, we participate at the intersection of data science and social justice, computer coding and philanthropy, data-informed insights and real world impact.
Our passionate contributors come from diverse professional, cultural, and demographic backgrounds, helping to shape what we do. We exist to empower the world's social change-makers by making their data speak to them more clearly, thus allowing them to do what they do best, even better.
Data for Good is also a consultancy, helping organizations understand the type of information that can be useful to their mission and how to unlock its value. Our work gives meaning to the numbers and illuminates a path forward through actionable insight.