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2017 Community Indicators Symposium

2017 CIC Symposium

June 12/13, 2017 
Winnipeg, MB - Canada


Community indicators measure conditions in the community within a framework that is intended to generate interest among the public and decision-makers about necessary improvements to quality of life, sustainability and equity.  

With a recent rise in awareness and capacity around tracking indicators, it is more important than ever to explore and share ways for communities to define priorities through the selection of indicators and engage them to use data to act toward shared values, collective impact, and the common good.

The Community Indicators Consortium is partnering with the  International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Canadian Sustainability Indicators Network (CSIN) to offer a two-day symposium with a focus on community values and engagement. You are invited to join indicators researchers and practitioners with varied expertise and a focus on community change on June 12 and 13 in Winnipeg, MB - Canada.

This symposium offers a unique two-day opportunity to build on all the activity around indicators currently underway in Canada and build bridges across projects throughout North America and beyond.  

The symposium is organized as follow:

Stream #1: Community indicator basics

This stream will offer workshops that will use case studies and research to cover the basics of indicator project planning and implementation, e.g., data sourcing, data analysis, visualization, reporting.  

Stream #2: Community engagement 

These sessions will present promising innovations based on practice or research that initiated and sustains collaborations with and among the public, policy makers, and other stakeholders.  

Stream #3: Knowledge translation 

These sessions will highlight the work of individuals or organizations to move knowledge from the field, research or academia into the hands of those who can put it to practical use; case studies, best practices, and methods that focus on specific areas of indicator development and implementation, collection of useful data, methods to insure data accuracy and consistency, assessing the progress of communities, using sound evidence to make measurable and sustainable improvements in the well-being of a community, models for moving from data to action, initiatives that use indicators to reduce inequities or improve resilience in local or regional communities.

Stream #4: Tools

Practical methods or technologies to measuring, connecting or having an impact. 

CIC Reception: Better is Absolutely Possible (Open to the Public - Register with the symposium or independently)

Please join us Monday June 12 from 6-8:30pm at the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown for an engaging evening of appetizers and wine, in a setting that supports interaction and networking. Design Thinker and Systems Changer, Brock Hart of Overlap Associates, will be our reception speaker.  Brock will share the ground-breaking process behind how his team is helping organizations around the world use their data to create revolutionary products and services that make things better for people, their organizations and ultimately, the world around them. You will leave inspired! 



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