Non-Profit Innovators – We Need You!

By Eliana Trinaistic, Social Impact Manager “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” — George E. P. Box Over the past couple of years the Government of Canada has made some significant moves in terms of accelerating innovation in the social sector. First, in 2017 they appointed the Co-Creation Steering Group, to guide the development of a Canadian Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. After a year of consultations, the Group presented its recommendations…

Journalist Adam Shares his MigrahackTO Experience

Journalism Master’s Student from Ryerson, Adam Chen, shares how #MigrahackTO helped him learn a useful skill for his career and helped him get a head-start on data visualization. We Interviewed Adam after MigrahackTO, and here’s what he had to say.   What made you interested in Migrahack and what were you hoping to get out of it? I was interested in Migrahack because I’m a journalist who is interested in learning the ways we use…

Never heard of a Migrahack? Well, now you have!

Migrahack combines “migration data” with “hackathon.” A hackathon (“hackers” and “marathon”) brings people of various disciplines together with the goal of developing open access digital projects that benefit society. Migrahack is unique because it specifically uses immigration-related data to develop digital projects such as maps, graphics, or databases. Why open access and digital journalism? There is data, and there is also “social” data. Social data is generated by non-profit organizations (NPOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social…