Fall Induction Exercise: Canadian Charitable Sector
September 9, 2022 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
|Location:||2nd Floor Conference Room Richcraft Hall|
|Audience:||Alumni, Current Students|
Measuring Up? Data in the Contemporary Governance of the Canadian Charitable Sector
Effective governance relies on data. Yet, data collection is not costless. Data collection processes and requirements can impose burdens on those actors the data is meant to represent, and it can create costs for governments and organizations that need to collect, store, analyze, and report on data. As much as data can illuminate, it can also overlook and neglect important processes and consequences of governance, creating harm and negative overall impacts.
Questions about the best way to collect data about the Canadian charitable sector and what these data should capture have been the focus of longstanding discussions within the sector. This induction session will focus in on these discussions to cast a larger light on issues of data collection in contemporary governance. Speakers will review the current approaches to data and governance in Canada. They will also raise and discuss issues about what needs to change to strike a balance between the benefits and costs of different approaches to data governance for Canadian charities and the consequences of these approaches for charitable activities and purposes and benefits for Canadian society as a whole.
This event will be followed by an alumni reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with 2022 Bissett Distinguished Alumni Award recipient: Danielle McDonald (MAPA ’87).