Empowering Communities Through Data

The Ottawa Data for Good Chapter

Data For Good is a collective of do gooders, who want to use their powers for good, and not evil, to help make our communities better through data.

We help other not for profit, and non-governmental, organizations harness the power of their data to make more informed and better decisions in their quest to make their communities flourish.

How Can We Help You?

Request a Project

Our services are tailored to your specific requirement, which may range from an in-depth data analysis to follow up on a hunch you may have relating to a specific business question, to a wide-open data exploration just to ‘see what comes up’.

Every client engagement is assigned a ‘Data Ambassador, who is your main point of contact and available to guide you through the process every step of the way.

Engagements typically last between four and eight months, depending on the depth and complexity of the data question being asked and culminates with a written report containing significant findings, suggestions for further analysis and lots of pretty, yet informative, charts.

As the client, you determine to which extent you’d like to be involved. While collaboration ensures the best results, this can take many forms, from infrequent e-mail exchanges, all the way to you being an active content editor. Data for Good will also arrange for face to face ‘checkpoint’ meetings every few months to explain where the analysis is at, and if any course corrections should be made to ensure we’re delivering what is of the most value to you.

How The Process Works

Find out more details on how we do that data analysis on our How the Process Works page.

If your data is sensitive check out our Data Confidentiality Policy.

Data Confidentiality Policy

Some of our Work in Ottawa

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Upcoming Events

Check out our  Meetup Group for a list of our upcoming meetings or to subscribe for notifications.

Tina Groves
Tina GrovesChair Emeritus
As a data junkie at heart, the opportunity to contribute to the community through Data for Good seemed like the perfect fit in 2014 when I became co-chair of the Ottawa chapter. Seeing the impact of our projects with our clients has been very satisfying. After five years, I’m looking to transition from Chair and staying involved in the data storytelling activities.
Alexander Campbell
Alexander CampbellChair
I am passionate about helping build a stronger community, which led me to join Data for Good in early 2019. As a Data Ambassador, I help scope client projects and represent their interests throughout the duration of our engagement. I also love finding ways to create compelling, beautiful stories using data visualizations, graphics, etc., and will typically have a hand in the “branding” of our team’s deliverables.

How Can You Help Us?

Sponsor Us

We could never do the great work that we do without an amazing team of committed and passionate volunteers who strive to make a difference in their community.

We are always looking for people who want to make a difference. Whether you are a data scientist, a student, an executive, a marketing person or someone who just wants to give back, there’s always a lot of ways to contribute. We’d love to hear from you

Our sponsorship opportunities can take many forms, from providing a location for one of our meetings to being the lead for all of our events.  The possibilities are endless and it is a great way to expand your brand’s footprint while making a difference in every community.

We’d love for you to be involved in our great initiative. Contact us and let us deliver you a tailored sponsorship package that fits your goals.