Data has become an integral part of the work of community agencies. Data can inform the decisions we make. It can show us where and how to spend time and resources. It can bolster a grant application or provide valuable information to funders. However, finding and using local data can be frustrating. This session will focus on what data is available locally, where to find it, and how to use it successfully. This session will focus specifically on local data related to children, youth and their families. It will answer the questions:
- What local data is available for agencies to use?
- How can local data be accessed?
- What benefits can local data provide grant writers?
- What are some local examples of using data successfully?
You will also be given time to put this information into practice and to ask any pressing questions you have about data.
About the Facilitator: Auburn Larose is a Health Promotion Specialist at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Her role is multi-faceted and includes chairing the WDG Report Card Coalition, leading the WDG Data Consortium, and supporting Growing Great Generations, the local child and youth planning table, as the Data Coordinator. As someone who collects, analyzes and shares data on a daily basis, she is passionate about making data fun, accessible and useful to community partners.
Participant Limit: 20
Fee: $45 for members* or $59 for non-members.
*members of Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo & Area, Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington or United Way of Cambridge & North Dumfries Volunteer Centre.
A Note About Cheques: Cheques should be made payable to the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington RE: Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance, 46 Cork Street East, Unit 1, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 2W8
Registration & Cancellation Policy: Fees for workshops, training opportunities, and events are due prior to or on the date of the event. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to request fees in advance. Participants who have registered for a workshop, training opportunity, or event with the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance will be invoiced for the fee associated with the event if cancellation is not made at least 3 business days prior to the date and time of the event. Cancellation fees will be waived if the participant can find and guarantee an alternate to attend. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be issued to all paid registrants within one month.