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We make data & tech work for communities

We are data and technology specialists. Our work spans open smart cities, data sharing initiatives, data governance mechanisms and much more.

The Advisory Service

The Advisory Service

Our experienced and diverse team of advisors supports municipalities and organizations of all sizes across Canada on a range of data and tech issues. We work alongside our partners’ teams to assess their needs, define problems, mobilize research and knowledge, design solutions and support their implementation.

The Applied Research Lab

The Applied Research Lab

Our interdisciplinary team of researchers takes on complex and systemic issues to develop actionable knowledge for a variety of stakeholders interested in harnessing data and tech in the public interest. We bring a critical mindset to the table, developing evidence-based solutions and recommendations in support of our partners and clients.

We help organizations

Manage and publish data

Make informed decisions about tech solutions

Implement trusted data governance

Engage local stakeholders

Connect with communities of practices

Improve interoperability

Share data collaboratively

Manage and publish data

Make informed decisions about tech solutions

Implement trusted data governance

Engage local stakeholders

Connect with communities of practices

Improve interoperability

Share data collaboratively

City of Montreal
City of Toronto
Town of Bridgewater
City of Trois-Rivières
Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA)
Evergreen Brickworks
McConnell Family Foundation
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Global Data Barometer
Data Publica
Infrastructure Canada
International observatory on the social impacts of artificial intelligence and digital technologies (OBVIA)
Esri Canada
Community Foundations Canada (CFC)
Open Data Institute (ODI)
UN-Habitat
Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Open Contracting Partnership
Synapse C

What We Do

We are a non-profit, driven by our values. We work with public, private and research partners as well as community stakeholders to foster effective, responsible, and collaborative use of data and technology and solve complex problems.

Who We Are

Our dynamic team comprises members from diverse backgrounds in a variety of sectors, with specialized expertise in government, strategic and operational planning, community building, information technology, applied research, international development and policy development.

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