How Can Organizations Across Canada Share Data With One Another?

If Evidence Doesn’t Precede Action, Change Will Be Glacial

Why It Matters

In fraught and fast-changing times with insecurity in work, climate, and food systems, there is a need to make decisions rooted in evidence that is effective and robust. Crowdsourcing reduces the overhead and effort required to stay on top of policy and movements happening across the country. Join the crowd.

Canada’s size and regional differences have resulted in a very siloed evidence ecosystem in which organizations in a specific sector or issue area, such as homelessness, often work in isolation to develop best-practice tools, data infrastructure, and sector-specific standards of evidence.

While this work is very valuable, it can result in a more fragmented evidence ecosystem if organizations are not linking their evidence across related issues.

What if we were able to link evidence on issues such as homelessness, poverty reduction, and food security on a national level?

In November 2018, Mowat NFP launched a crowdsourced map

 


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