Powered by Data and the Data Policy Coalition have prepared a written submission, with the aim contributing to the Ontario Government's Data Strategy. The submission outlines several opportunities to bring further deliberation between government and the social sector. From the news release on poweredbydata.org:
"In late July, the Ontario Government launched Phase 2 in their process to develop a Data Strategy for the Province. This follows release of survey results collected during Phase 1 in February and March. Phase 2 includes a series of in-person consultations organized around three themes, and corresponding discussion papers.
The first discussion paper, on promoting trust and confidence in Ontario’s data economy, was released to coincide with a consultation roundtable in Toronto on July 31, 2019. The consultation was followed by an invitation for written submissions on the first discussion paper.
Powered by Data and the Data Policy Coalition immediately seized this opportunity to contribute to the Data Strategy. The Ontario Government’s initiative to develop a province-wide Data Strategy is important and urgent. As nonprofit organizations often serve as service delivery partners with government, nonprofits are both users and contributors to government service utilization data. We see an important role for our sector in working with government to develop and uphold ethical and responsible use of data and technology.
The Data Policy Coalition has participated in consultation sessions, met with government officials, and prepared the written submission we’re sharing with you in this post."
Click here to read the full news release.