Data is a hot topic these days, with plenty of investment going in to collecting it. But once collected, what do you do with it? How do you use it to mobilize change for the betterment of everyone?
Join us as we discuss how data can be used to predict outcomes and support better decision making in the face of rapidly changing social issues.
In this webinar, you will learn:
Participants will learn about how data can support the social sector, from predicting outcomes to offering evidence that promotes better decision making to tackle social issues.
Dr. Matthew Parker
Executive VP, Innovation & Technology
Matt joined the HelpSeeker team in Nov 2020 with a background in driving innovation in the public sector and a heavy focus in healthcare. Matt has deep experience in driving innovation forward and developing commercialization strategies for these products. Previous to his work in AI/ML, Matt worked in commercialization and innovation in Toronto for Sinai Health System. Matt has obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Victoria and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.Read
Dena Kae Beno
Housing and Homelessness Coordinator, City of Abbotsford
Dena Kae Beno currently oversees the Hub of the Fraser Valley Community Entity- Service Canada: Reaching Home Secretariat through a tri-partite relationship with Lu’ma Native Housing Society and Vancity Community Foundation. This work includes oversight of the City of Abbotsford’s Social Housing, Homelessness and Community Infrastructure Unit and Abbotsford Homelessness Prevention and Response System.
Dena Kae has 30 years of combined experience in engaging and working with private, government, non-profit and with First Nations and faith communities in Canada, U.S. and South America to foster sustainable cross-sectoral community, built, policy and systems level development to foster healthy and vibrant community outcomes. Dena Kae holds a M.A. in Sociology and Anthropology with a focus on sustainable community development and B.A. in Geography. Both degrees were awarded from Simon Fraser University.Read
Sr. Manager, Research & Data
Chantal brings 15 years’ experience in the field of health and human services with a focus on the collection, interpretation, and visualization of data to inform policy and programming. She has expertise in developing and implementing databases, online database governance, privacy regulation and practices, and using data to make better decisions.
Chantal’s special interest is Geography: understanding where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time. She utilizes Geographic Information Science (GIS) technology, as its spatial focus embraces the idea of interconnectedness.