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Empowering Communities Through Data

The Toronto 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.

With a plethora of data scientists, data analysts and developers in Canada’s largest city and and abundance of tech enthusiasts, our collective of experienced volunteers come with not only a lot of grit, but expertise across industries. From tech to consulting to banking and even academia, our volunteers have a passion to go beyond their 9 to 5 and use their skills for good.

We also partner with some of the largest companies in Canada who sponsor their space, food and time to help our cause. Just in 2018, we’ve partnered with SAS, Mozilla, Loyalty One, Bitmaker, RED Academy, Public, Starbucks, and Panago and worked with ROM, Childhood Cancer Canada, Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Heart & Stroke, and Scarborough & Rouge Hospital Foundation. Looking into 2019, we are expanding not only our team but our scope by hosting mini DataThons and workshops during our DataNights to help NFPs of all sizes, with a diversity of missions and range of datasets.

If you have the passion as a sponsor, NFP or volunteer we would love to hear more from you.

Eunice Lo
Eunice LoChapter Lead
As the Toronto Chapter Lead, I am so excited to see the DFG community blossom, building a community of passionate do gooders and data scientists, strategizing with NFPs on how they can leverage data for strategic insights and initiatives and partnering with the booming corporations in Toronto.
I have a passion to use my expertise to help the community of NFPs who are making an impact on the world everyday harness the power of their data to build a better tomorrow.
Jeff Gignac
Jeff GignacPartner Lead
Jeff Gignac, founder and President of JMG Solutions, is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has worked with over 700 hundred local, national and international nonprofits. As an official Blackbaud Partner, Jeff brings a diverse portfolio of skills and insights to line up fundraising and accounting needs with technology to produce superior outcomes for Canadian nonprofits.
Deepika Anandakrishnan
Deepika AnandakrishnanDataThon Lead
My main goals are to analyze every partner non-profit organizations’ data with empathy and provide strategically aligned insights. Since I enjoy analyzing human habits as well as their effects on society, I hope to bring a newer perspective to every participating organizations’ data.
Stephen Boyd
Stephen BoydCase Study Lead
I love finding creative ways to use visualizations that help bring understanding to data. My hope is that by helping NFPs we are helping them fulfill their purposes which is ultimately the most important outcome.
Jake Daniels
Jake DanielsMarketing Lead
I am thrilled to help NFPs across Ontario learn more from their spreadsheets. I focus on eye-catching visuals, like interactive dashboards and animated charts, because I want your data to tell a story your customers will understand and want to share.
Anam Mazhar
Anam MazharEvents Lead
I am passionate about bringing people together to work towards a common good. With D4G, I hope to foster a community where individual contributions translate into meaningful conversations and valuable results for our Non Profit Partners.
Reena Shaw
Reena ShawData Cleansing Lead
As the Data Cleansing Lead, I am passionate about handling messy data of various Not-for-Profit organizations (NFP’s). Based on the objectives of each NFP, I also find appropriate external data sources and I find correlations between various demographic, psychological and geographic data. I use these external sources to supplement the NFP’s proprietary data to produce actionable insights.

Some of our Work in Toronto

A sample of some of the organizations we’ve helped in the past.

DataNight: A Greener Future

CASE STUDY: Youth Without Shelter

Cystic Fibrosis

Want to learn more, click here to see our case studies.

Case Studies

Are you a Not For Profit or an Non
Governmental Organization with a need for
help with a data project?

We are always on the lookout for a new challenge.

Drop us a note here to see if we can help.

Contact Us

Upcoming Data for Good Events in Toronto

DFG DataThon: Stories and Storefronts

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Get Involved

Want to be part of the fun?   You don’t need to be a data scientist or a PhD, there’s lots of ways that you can get involved with Data for Good.

In Toronto, we love to host big events but we also find it hard to fit all the enthusiasm in one room. If you have space to share with more than 100 passionate do gooders, we would be ecstatic to partner with you as our sponsor.

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