Data 101

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Good decision makers aspire to make evidence-based decisions. In many cases, however, they lack the skills and experience to find the data they need or to put it to the most effective use. Or they lack the resources required to support the needed analysis on a timely basis. Northern Policy Institute can help.


Share an Analyst: Northern Analyst Cooperative Project

The Northern Analyst Cooperative, a project of Northern Policy Institute, will allow members to “time share” a professional policy analyst. By merging our collective resources we can ensure that the smallest municipality or local charity can access high-end skills at an affordable price.

The cost of the analyst’s services are covered in part by NPI and our sponsors, and in part through the membership fees paid by members. As a member of the Cooperative you will not only be helping yourself, but you will be helping your neighbours make better, more informed decisions.

Memberships are available for between $400 and $4,000 annually.

To view a standard form member agreement, click here.

To learn more, email northernpolicy%23ca|aross 

Click to see the current availability for the Northern Analyst Cooperative

 

Training Sessions – Data & Data Tools 101

Our analysts will visit communities throughout the North to teach community leaders how to find and use data. Working from a set of scenarios, such as “where do we put our new hospital?” or “do we even need a new hospital?”, we will work with community members to navigate the sea of data available to them. These sessions will build local capacity so communities can make informed decisions going forward.

Where possible we ask host communities to cover travel, meal and accommodation costs for the analyst involved. We also ask for a small honorarium of $250. Alternative arrangements can be made on a case by case basis.

To learn more or book a training session, email northernpolicy%23ca|aross 

 

Trends Impacting You – Community Presentations

Evidence-based analysis is key to solid decision making, but in Ontario’s northern regions it is often hard to access data at a truly local level or to find the time to draw local, regional, national and even international data together to tell a comprehensive and comprehendible story related to your community or your business. Our analysts will visit communities throughout the North to help you tell your story. Starting with data we are able to collect and working through an interactive session with local community members and partners, NPI can help you understand where you fit in the global economy so that you can decide where you want to go.

Where possible we ask host communities to cover travel, meal and accommodation costs for the analyst involved. We also ask for a small honorarium of $250. Alternative arrangements can be made on a case by case basis.

To learn more or book a community session, email northernpolicy%23ca|aross 

 

Click on the link below to view available booking dates. Once you have selected your dates, please email northernpolicy%23ca|aross for confirmation. Thank you for your support!

Click to see the current availability for the Northern Analyst Cooperative