DFG DataNights: Attitudes on Immigration

Data for Good - Toronto
Data for Good - Toronto
Public group

Paytm Canada

1 Richmond St W #200 · Toronto, ON

How to find us

There's an elevator in the middle of the hallway to get up.

Location image of event venue


We're happy to announce we'll be hosting a massive DataNight to help a medley of stakeholders from the immigrant employment & attitudes sector!

We're setting out to discover what data can be used to measure (i) Canadian sentiment towards immigrants & immigration, and (ii) what role the economic contributions of immigrants play in perceptions of immigration in Canada.

Come ready to team up and brainstorm of actionable plans; we will be sending out pre-reads in advance to prepare you for this co-operative night of brainstorming.

Think you can help us out?

Grab an Eventbrite ticket to attend (it's free!):

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Food & drinks for the evening are covered by our sponsor Paytm!


What is a DataNight??

It's when Data For Good calls upon Toronto's philanthropists to listen to registered charities and non-government agencies' organizational mission surrounding data. We then brainstorm what data we can gather to help them realize these goals.


Should I attend??

We're looking for data scientists, analysts, teachers, researchers, public policy experts, anthropologists, and informed citizens of Toronto who will listen to immigration issues our stakeholders would like to solve, then break into groups to brainstorm methods of data collection that could be used to solve those objectives.

This night is about vision. And we are looking for individuals with an impactful perspective, even if you have minimal data experience! You're going to meet and work with some amazing people in our city.



The central focus of the panel will be:
“What drives Canadians’ attitudes around immigration?, in order to develop the appropriate messaging to combat negativity and enhance positivity."

Each stakeholder will release their own questions related this central focus, and a detailed description will be sent to participants before the event to begin the thought-process. Come prepared, or come ready to enhance other's ideas!

After the DataNight, if opportunities arise where the stakeholder(s) and Data for Good concludes actionable insights could be generated through a DataThon... a DataThon will be organized to actually solve it!



6:00 - 6:15pm – Public to arrive and check in. Groups will be assigned.

6:15- 6:30pm - Data For Good
6:30- 6:35pm – Paytm
6:35 – 7:00pm – 2 min stakeholder introductions and the business objectives/problems they would like to solve with data.

7:00 - 8:15pm – Breakout into distinct teams for each stakeholder to discuss what data is available in the public to provide insights, what could be gathered, what methods we can use to measure, and what insights could be garnered and estimated efforts to do so. Prompting questions will be provided for each team along with a Data for Good committee member who will facilitate discussions and brainstorming.

8:15- 8:50pm – Reconvene and highlight key learnings, ideas, strategies from each team

Public Forum
8:50 - 9:00pm - Wrap-up and Networking

(Note: if participants have ideas for other groups they were not part of, these can be submitted to [masked])


Outcomes are shared with the panel and public with a goal of helping these organizations be better equipped for their data journey and for the public to be more educated in data literacy, especially in this sector!

Hope you'll join us!!