Disaggregated data can reveal systemic inequities. It can also reinforce them — here’s how.

Why It Matters

Community trust in social impact organizations who do disaggregated data collection can be shattered if it is done badly, especially with subjects who are already overpoliced and surveilled.

Canada lags behind the US on disaggregated data — but these Canadian organizations are catching up. Here’s what they’ve learned.

Why It Matters

Because of systemic oppression and marginalization, some populations are more likely to experience challenges like homelessness, food insecurity, and other issues social purpose organizations work on. Without data on who exactly experiences what challenges, how can organizations develop and deliver effective programs, services and advocacy?

Three ways COVID response could have been better with (more) disaggregated data

Why It Matters

Disaggregated data makes the intersectional nature of the COVID-19 pandemic painfully obvious, but many social purpose organizations don’t have access to critical information – or don’t know what to do with it.

Explainer: What is disaggregated data, and why don’t social purpose organizations have access to it?

Why It Matters

Over the past couple of years, there has been an increased demand for disaggregated data in Canada in order to identify and address social and racial inequities faced by vulnerable populations. But few understand what the term really means, how it works and why Canada is investing in collecting such data now.

B.C.’s First Nations Technology Council starts digital equity strategy to end Indigenous technological disparities

Why It Matters

To some Indigenous communities, self-determination and the full exercise of treaty rights requires them to have sufficient access to digital tools, high-speed broadband, and technology education.

Here’s how this organization is working to bring digital accessibility to remote communities

Why It Matters

Digital access is no longer a privilege, but a right. While the internet makes a sea of information available at our fingertips, lack of connection to the digital world can create a vast gap. The Community Learning HUB is a digital learning platform that provides life skills for marginalized youth. Now their recent partnership with Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation brings this knowledge to remote communities in Northern Ontario.