Dr. Alina Turner

Dr. Alina Turner is the CEO & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker, a social enterprise dedicated to connecting people with social resources. She is recognized as a leading researcher and thinker on social issues with proven implementation results. Alina is a Fellow at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary and serves on the Board of Directors for A Way Home Canada and the Alberta Rural Development Rural Advisory Board on housing and homelessness.

Charity Funding Flows across Jurisdictions: Why we’re obsessed with following the “money in the system”

Foundations to understanding financial flows  I am often asked how HelpSeeker as a social tech company  “got into Social Impact Audits” –  or SIAs for short. First of all, I will be honest that we made up the term because we needed a simple way to describe a pretty hairy concept. (By all means, if …

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Using artificial intelligence to understand social needs

The COVID pandemic has accelerated social challenges across Canada. As an example, opioid overdose deaths in Ontario were up by 35-40% during the pandemic (source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/pandemic-aggravates-opioid-crisis-as-overdoses-rise-and-services-fall-out-of-reach-1.5189677) and that’s not unique to the province, nor is this unique to one issue – similar reports are emerging regarding domestic violence, mental health, addictions, homelessness, income and food …

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