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