York Community Data Sharing Symposium II

The KM Unit at York University is pleased to be co-hosting the second York Community Data Sharing Symposium being held on Thursday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

York Community Data Sharing Symposium II

The second in a series of sessions highlighting the power of data to strengthen the capacity of York Region’s human service agencies.

How an Electronic Commons Can Help Us Tackle Poverty in York Region

Thursday, June 4, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Morning Session
How the emergence of the “electronic commons” will help agencies and organizations share data and information?
How can new ways of information-sharing change the way people talk to each other?
How to use the web to create more options for mobilizing action among and within communities?

Afternoon Session
How can we transfer our knowledge to interactive discussions about efforts to address poverty in York Region?
How can we use new information-sharing tools to change the ways we collectively tackle poverty in York Region?

Guest Speakers, Panellists and Interactive Group Discussion
At the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of new and upcoming web-based social networking technologies and how they can be used to share information and knowledge to better serve the needs of children, youth and families in York Region.

Four locations linked by York University’s ABEL broadband network:

Main Site:
Georgina Trade Training Inc.,
5209 Baseline Road,

Satellite Site
YRDSB Centre for Leadership & Learning,
300 Harry Walker Parkway South,

Satellite Site
Kinark Child and Family Services,
500 Hood Rd.,

Satellite Site
York University
2001 Technology Enhanced Learning Building,
4700 Keele St.,

On-line Registration:
www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca (right side menu NEWS & EVENTS)

Registration $35.00 (lunch included)
A limited number of remote connections with a reduced fee will be provided; please contact:
Stephen Resnick, Stephen.rensink@yrdsb.edu.on. for further information.

For information on registration, the day’s agenda and more, please contact:
Scott Milne, Field Researcher, YRDSB scott.milne@yrdsb.on.ca tel: 416-535-0334

York Community Data Sharing Symposium II

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[…] Facilitating this co-production and knowledge mobilization, York’s KM Unit is pleased to work closely with partners in York Region such as illustrated in our recent publication with the United Way of York Region (read it here).  One strong supporter of community development in York Region is Brent MacKinnon.  York’s KM Unit first met Brent when we brokered a relationship between him (then at Street Kids International) and Uzo Anucha (School of Social Work, York University).  You can see them talk about their collaboration here.  Brent recently launched his consulting company, Social Media Tools for Work and Learning. Brent provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations interested in harnessing the power of the social web to meet their Vision, Mission and Values. Brent’s focus is to support staff in developing their social media strategy and using the right tools to engage supporters and stakeholders. His first issue of his newsletter, MacKinnon’s Cloud was launched this week and features services as well as stories from York Region including a story on the York Region data symposium, which was also featured on Mobilize This! (read it here). […]

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