Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the closure of government buildings following recent severe weather events in Ottawa. We apologize for the inconvenience.
As part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of Statistics Canada, and in further advancing Canada’s G7 Presidency, Statistics Canada and the RSC present a two‐day summit devoted to the ways in which the increasing availability of data is translating into insights for the benefit of all.
On Day 1, the focus will be on the role of private and public stakeholders in assuring privacy, confidentiality and quality of information and data. The inherent challenges as well as opportunities for partnerships will be placed in context by inviting insights from the private sector, policy makers, regulators and academia. The issue of societal trust in data, information and institutions will be addressed.
Day 2 will focus on innovation and the application of emerging technologies in providing data for decision making. The necessity for enhanced partnerships and collaboration amongst private and public stakeholders beyond disciplinary silos and narrow sectoral applications will be explored, as well as the role of universities in supporting public sector research and development and training critical thinkers. The final portion of the programme will look to the future, examining the responsibility of the G7 countries in accessible and equitable capacity‐building for all nations in support of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.