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How individuals are using technology and data to support vulnerable populations

Charities and not-for-profits use technology to advance their missions, but what about individual citizens and their favourite causes? A soon-to-be released research report, conducted by Trina Isakson of 27 Shift and commissioned by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), examines emerging ways that Canadians are supporting vulnerable populations--beyond giving and volunteering.

This presentation and Q&A will explore this report through a technology lens, examining trends in hackathons, mobile/web application development and use, open and crowdsourced data, online advocacy, and crowdfunding. If you have no idea what these words mean, here's your chance to learn more (especially considering the research shows that charities and not-for-profits aren't involved enough!)


  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm: schmoozing and snacks
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Presentation
  • 7:00 - 7:30 pm: Q&A

Our presenter

Trina IsaksonTrina Isakson is an educator, strategist, and researcher in the areas of social innovation and community engagement. In addition to her consulting work with 27 Shift, she is an instructor at SFU, UVic, and the Adler School of Professional Psychology in various topics related to community development. Trina's community engagement commitments revolve around not-for-profit capacity building, women’s equality, transformative education, and civic participation. She enjoys playing board games, worm composting, and cycling around Vancouver.

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  • Eoghan M.

    Video of last night's event is online at

    2 · May 22, 2013

  • Daniel D.

    Social innovation and community in the same place. I'm in!

    May 21, 2013

  • Judi P.

    Have had another meeting called at the same time by my executive committee. drat!

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to leave town 3 days earlier than expected and it cuts this out of my agenda. I will make sure others from PeaceGeeks know, though.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this as my first event.

    1 · April 19, 2013

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