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Thursday, February 23 • 14:30 - 15:30
Government as a Partner: Collaborating on Data Solutions for the Sector

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Housing, employment, education, immigration: are all examples of social challenges with their own dedicated funding systems, regulations, legislation, and research. Each of these challenges also has their own information infrastructure. Government can, and often does, play an important role in supporting the development and maintenance of this infrastructure. Panelists will give examples of the information infrastructure in their areas, and share how they have supported its development.

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Robin Wisener

Senior Policy Analyst, Social Innovation Unit at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Robin Wisener is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Social Innovation Unit at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Since joining the Government of Canada six years ago, Robin’s focus has been the development and implementation of enabling policy to advance social innovation capacity in the not-for-profit sector. In particular, Robin has leveraged social finance, social enterprise, multi-sector partnerships and emerging... Read More →

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Anil Patel

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Grantbook
Anil Patel is the Co-Founder of GrantBook. Over the past decade, Anil has written and/or reviewed over 2,500 grant proposals. Having been involved on both sides of the grant-seeking and grant-making ledger, Anil is currently re-imagining how philanthropic information can flow so people can solve problems. For Anil, the following quote from Makers, the New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson, drives home the motivation behind GrantBook’s... Read More →
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Seema Taneja

Chief Measurer of Anything that matters, Taneja Consulting
Seema has been an active member of the research sector for more than fifteen years now.  She engages with community service providers and decision-makers to advocate with evidence-based data the realities and needs of diverse communities. She aligns the experiences of providers, program users, and potential users with national quantitative data and local data sources. She presents data so to optimize its use for both funders and local... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Auditorium A