Digital Impact Toronto

February 23, 2017



  • Blair Dimock, Vice-President, Partnerships and Knowledge, Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Government of Ontario


The Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Data 

  • Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University


Culture Clash: How to Lead Data-Informed Organizations 

  • Tom Cochran, Chief Digital Strategist and VP of Public Sector, Acquia
  • Aamna Ashraf, Director, Peel Newcomer Strategy Group – Local Immigration Partnership for Peel Region
  • Andrew Means, Head, Beyond.uptake
  • Jason Shim, Associate Director, Digital Strategy and Alumni Relations, Pathways to Education Canada


The Data is Coming, the Data is Coming! 

  • Andrew Benson, Transformation Specialist and Technology Solutions Architect, 211 Ontario
  • Shannon Craig, Chief Marketing & Product Officer, CanadaHelps
  • Daren Nordhagen, President, Foundant Technologies
  • Woodrow Rosenbaum, CEO, With Intent


How Unlocking Administrative Data Will Improve Evaluation and Enable Social Finance 

  • Allyson Hewitt, Senior Fellow, JW McConnell Family Foundation
  • Robyn Blackadar, President & CEO, PolicyWise
  • Tris Lumley, Director of Development, New Philanthropy Capital
  • Anne White, Senior Policy Advisor, Privy Council Office


Beyond Dollars: How Funders are Opening up their Data for Impact 

  • Michael Lenczner, Director, Powered by Data
  • Benjamin McNamee, Acting Director of Measurement, Evaluation, and Learning, Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Rebeccah Mullen, Communications Manager for the Office of the President, Vancouver Foundation
  • Jordan Zed, Treasury Board Secretariat – Government of Canada, Director of Open Government


Doing Data Ethically 

  • Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University
  • Tracey Lauriault, Assistant Professor of Critical Media and Big Data, Media Studies and Communication, School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University

Domesticating the SDGs 

  • JP Bervoets, Community Foundations of Canada, Vice President of Partnerships and Public Engagement
  • Helle Bank Jorgensen, President, Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC)
  • Jean-Noé Landry, Executive Director, Open North
  • Cara Williams, Chief Advisor of International Relations, Statistics Canada


Behind Closed Doors, Tales of Data Analysis 

  • Michael Hall, Vice President, Program Research and Development, YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Heather Krause, CEO, Datassist
  • Andrew Means, Head, Beyond.uptake


Collecting Data for Collective Impact 

  • Joe Greenwood, Program Director, MaRS Data Catalyst
  • Michael Ditor, Senior Analyst and Project Coordinator, Community Data Program and Community Analytics program, Canadian Council on Social Development
  • Nick Falvo, Director of Research and Data, Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Liz Weaver, Vice-President, Tamarack Institute


Government as a Partner: Collaborating on Data Solutions for the Sector 

  • Robin Wisener, Senior Policy Analyst, Social Innovation Unit at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Anil Patel, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Grantbook
  • Seema Taneja, Chief Measurer of Anything that matters, Taneja Consulting


What Will It Take to Get From Here to There? 

  • Stephen Huddart, President and CEO, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • Mariana Catz, Chief Program Officer, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
  • Michael Lenczner, Director, Powered by Data
  • Tris Lumley, Director of Development, New Philanthropy Capital


Closing Remarks

  • Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University
  • Andrew Means, Head, Beyond.uptake


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