Data Literacy projects in Canada: Field notes from the Open Data Institute, Toronto node

Andi Argast, Lydia Zvyagintseva

Abstract


Open data is flourishing in Canada, but there are few formalized data literacy initiatives. Civic technology organizations such as the Toronto Node of the Open Data Institute (ODI Toronto), in partnership with public institutions and advocacy groups, are helping to fill the gap in data literacy through workshops and accessible hackathons. These organizations are collaboratively pursuing the goal of ensuring that open data benefits more than just a minority of technologically privileged Canadians.


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The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441