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  • davidhole
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    A new study by RBC & Pembina looked at preferences for home location attributes in the Greater Toronto Area. http://www.pembina.org/pub/2358

    They found that large houses with spacious lots are not as important as living in a “location-efficient” neighbourhood – one that gives residents the ability to walk or take rapid transit. The results of the survey show that there may be demand for “in-between” housing that’s more compact but family-friendly and close to where people go every day. What influenced your decision(s)? What should influence how we design new neighbourhoods?

  • in reply to: Sharing Data #10246

    davidhole
    Keymaster

    How can more data become more available to more people? Where are the current data gaps (indigenous populations, mental health, LGBTQ communities, household debt, school test results, etc)? What’s stopping organizations from sharing data currently?

  • in reply to: Building Capacity #10247

    davidhole
    Keymaster

    How can data champions share their skills/knowledge/infrastucture to build the capacity of smaller organizations to collect and analyse (and potentially share) good quality data that can support evidence-based decision-making? What and where are the challenges and how can these be overcome?

  • in reply to: Planning – Next Steps #10252

    davidhole
    Keymaster

    How can we develop a business case for a sustainable data infrastructure for the social sector and community nonprofits in Ottawa? How can we build upon what is known to be already working well? We need leadership/goals/direction/focus.  (Take a look at the report of the Nov 10 Forum.)


  • davidhole
    Keymaster

    With the expansion and growth of research on neighbourhood characteristics, there is an increased need for direct observational field audits. ONS has introduced a novel direct observational audit method and systematic social observation instrument (SSOI) for efficiently assessing neighbourhood aesthetics over large urban areas.  Take a look at the methodology described by Sean Lafontaine, Michael Sawada and Elizabeth Kristjansson (uOttawa) and published in the International Journal of Health Geographics (2017 16:6).

  • in reply to: Building Capacity #10297

    davidhole
    Keymaster

    Good to reference as an example of great infrastructure is the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)’s initiative to create an common evaluation platform for its members, using LogicalOutcomes and District Health Information software. It provides standardized indicators, ready-to-use data collection instruments, a secure data warehouse, and data visualization tools.
    Take a look here: http://ocasi.org/service-information-system-ocasi-member-agencies

  • in reply to: Social Progress Index #10301

    davidhole
    Keymaster

    FYI, here’s a backgrounder on the Social Progress Index, an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity. The slide deck introduces SPI (Sept 2016): https://goo.gl/vqbvDM

    And there’s a great Ted Talk from Michael Green, a member of the Social Progress Imperative team that first developed SPI: https://goo.gl/aA8Xa4

  • in reply to: Building Capacity #10303

    davidhole
    Keymaster

    I’m passing along information received from Alexandre Meyer (Centretown CHC) about the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC)’s Be Well Survey at this link: https://www.aohc.org/Canadian-Index-Wellbeing-Project

    The AOHC encouraged health centres across Ontario to participate in this data collection in exchange for its in-house analytical capacity, which it used to clean the raw data submitted by Centres and generate centre-specific reports. These reports compared Centre clients and their wellbeing outcomes against the sample, provincial, and national averages – but this is far from the most interesting use, given the potential to stratify results by population subgroups, given adequate power. Simply looking at the sociodemographic information collected will gives you a sense of what’s possible. There is no preset future for the Be Well survey beyond the 2 rounds of data collection/reporting which have taken place, but CHCs are introducing a subset of indicators (“vital 8”) into their intake forms/client experience surveys to track these longitudinally and help demonstrate their own outcomes.

    The Central Ottawa CHCs plan to pool their data and identify topics of interest to inform a Ottawa CHC report that will be rolled (as an input) into our joint strategic planning exercise.

  • in reply to: 2016 Canada Census data #10308

    davidhole
    Keymaster

    Good news! Statistics Canada is now beginning the 2016 census data calculations by the Community Data Program (Ottawa Data Consortium) custom geographies . ONS can reasonably expect to see this data by our neighbourhood boundaries by the end of March. We’ll then begin our own analysis with a view to posting everything to this site by early summer of 2018.

  • in reply to: Updating Neighbourhoods with 2016 Canada Census Data #10309

    davidhole
    Keymaster

    Good news! Statistics Canada is now beginning the 2016 census data calculations by the Community Data Program (Ottawa Data Consortium) custom geographies . ONS can reasonably expect to see this data by our neighbourhood boundaries by the end of March. We’ll then begin our own analysis with a view to posting everything to this site by early summer of 2018.

  • in reply to: 2016 Canada Census data #10356

    Katie
    Keymaster

    So exciting!

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