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Partnership Announcement: The Firelight Group

We’ve partnered with The Firelight Group to create values-based workshops that include the best practices on the effective and responsible use of data and technology from the perspective of Indigenous and non-indigenous communities and the challenges faced by these communities. This partnership reinforces Firelight’s goal of ensuring that communities’ needs form the basis of the support provided to them and residents are empowered to make decisions for themselves.

About The Firelight Group

Founded in 2009 under the principles of quality, fairness, respect and social return, the Group aims to provide services specifically tailored to supporting the rights and interests of Indigenous and local communities in Canada and beyond. Firelight’s mission is to support high-quality research, analysis and technical tools to create solutions for our shared futures, particularly for Indigenous clients.

About Open North

Founded in 2011, Open North is Canada’s leading not-for-profit values-driven organization specializing in open data and open government, community engagement, and open smart cities. Our mission is to drive research, capacity-building and network collaboration across and within sectors to advance the responsible and effective use of data and technology in order to achieve our vision of data and technology that empower transparent, accountable and inclusive communities. Through research and advisory services, we empower communities to reimagine how to use and govern data and technology and make informed decisions in the public interest. Our work is grounded in values of transparency, accountability, civic participation and inclusivity. We share the tools and knowledge we develop back to the community for all to benefit and move towards a better data and tech future.

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