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Compute Ontario's Educational Workshops on Data Trusts

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Compute Ontario, in collaboration with ICES and MaRS Discovery District (MaRSDD), will be delivering a series of educational workshops on data trusts as explored through the Smart Cities initiative earlier this year. These workshops will take place in Toronto, Guelph, and Ottawa in November-December 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to interactively learn more about the concept of data trusts as well as engage in discussions with local experts on the opportunities and limitations of implementing data trusts in regional data-sharing initiatives.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals in government, academia, private and public sectors who want to further their understanding of data trusts within the Ontario landscape will benefit from learning about the types of data trust models that can be formed, key elements of an effective data governance strategy as well as the legal and technological challenges that need to be addressed. Public engagement from citizens will provide insights into how data trusts can help support and advance communities. To understand and learn more about the objectives of hosting these workshops, please click here.


  • Breakfast and networking* (30 mins)

  • Opening remarks by hosts (10 mins)

  • Interactive activity (60 mins)

  • Coffee break (15 mins)

  • Activity debrief (45 mins)

  • Panel discussion with experts from different fields within the data governance ecosystem (35 mins)

  • Closing remarks by hosts (5 mins)

  • Lunch and networking (60 mins)

*With the exception of the afternoon session in Toronto

Workshop of choice:

1. Toronto – November 21 (9 AM to 12 PM) Chestnut Residence Centre, University of Toronto

2. Toronto – November 21 (1 PM to 4 PM) Chestnut Residence Centre, University of Toronto

3. Guelph – November 28 (9 AM to 12 PM) The Arboretum, University of Guelph

4. Ottawa – December 4 (9 AM to 12 PM) Tefler School of Management, University of Ottawa

Ticket price: $50 per person

The ticket price is to recoup catering costs. The event is subsidized by Compute Ontario.

Please note, our venues and the interactive nature of the educational workshops result in limited space so remember to register early.

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