The Peel Data Centre at work...
The Peel Data Centre is involved in a wide range of projects, such as:
The Peel Data Centre is committed to improving data literacy and ensuring that data reaches as wide of an audience as possible. Over the past few years we have branched out into the realm of data visualization and infographics as evidenced by our Census/NHS Bulletins, Peel as a Village and our Ward Profiles, which have aimed to make data more accessible and fun to as many people as possible. We are actively involved in outreach and regularly present to schools, to community organizations and at conferences.
The Peel Data Centre is committed to accountability, transparency and accessibility. As such, we are leading the Region of Peel’s Open Data Project. Our Open Data Pilot site aims to increase the availability of information that is managed by the Region of Peel by providing machine readable data in an easy to access centralized location.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
A wide range of GIS data is maintained by the Peel Data Centre. This data is used for analysis and map creation. In addition, the PDC creates dynamic web mapping applications for a diverse group of clients.
Peel Children and Youth Initiative (PCYI)
PCYI is a back-bone organization that works collaboratively with over 100 partners and members that work with children, youth and families living in Peel. Their primary goal is to improve the lives of children and youth (0-24) in the region by improving systems, practices and policy changes through authentic community engagement. The Peel Data Centre is actively involved with this organization and is supporting it with demographic data, mapping and analysis.
Community Data Program (CDP)
The Community Data Program (CDP) was established by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) as a gateway for municipalities and community sector organizations to access customized tables from Statistics Canada and other providers to monitor and report on social and economic development trends within their communities. The Community Data Program is made up of a national network of more than 20 community data consortia. Members include more than 50 municipalities and 1000+ users, including local police, social planning councils, health and family service agencies, school boards United Ways and other organizations working on the ground for social development
The Peel Data Centre took on a lead role in this initiative and is responsible for sharing data with a range of municipal and non-governmental organizations across the Region of Peel.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Quality of Life Reporting System (FCM QOLRS)
The Quality of Life Reporting System is a national project coordinated by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The reporting system monitors and reports on social, economic and environmental trends in Canada’s largest cities and communities. By providing evidence of important trends taking place across the municipal sector, the QOLRS helps to ensure that municipal government is a strong partner in formulating public policy in Canada.
The Peel Data Centre is actively involved in this project and is responsible for coordinating data purchases, analyzing data, and circulating and reviewing reports.
Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (PNSG)
Immigration is a significant factor driving population and employment growth in Peel. The Peel Newcomer Strategy Group vision is the successful inclusion of newcomers into all aspects of the community, embracing everyone’s contribution and ensuring well-being for all.
The Peel Data Centre supports the work of the PNSG by coordinating data purchases and by analyzing and mapping demographic data.