How is Ottawa Insights working with Ottawa Neighbourhood Study and others?
Ottawa Insights and the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study share goals of evidence-based decision making in our city. There is great complementarity between our two sites. Ottawa Insights focuses primarily on City-wide indicators and intelligence, and the ONS provides a rich resource at the neighbourhood level.
To build alignment and cross-functionality between the sites, OI and ONS now use the same eight themes as an organizational backbone. We have also built links between the two sites. On Ottawa Insights, for specific indicators where data exists at the neighbourhood level, a “Data Connection” button links to a related map on the ONS website. These steps are part of a broader initiative that the Ottawa Community Foundation, ONS, the Social Planning Council and others are engaged in, to strengthen the data ecosystem for shared knowledge and analysis in our city.