Data for Impact Series: Investing in Data from the Start (DDN3-E21)

Product code: DDN3-E21

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August 15, 2023


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

Bilingual, with interpretation in both official languages

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



High-quality data is a prerequisite for evidence-based decision-making and the delivery of policies, programs, and services that improve outcomes for Canadians. Timely access to high-quality data requires that data resources (people, tools and processes) are planned for and funded from the start of a project. The 2023-2026 Data Strategy for the Federal Public Service supports making the investments necessary to implement “data by design,” which means planning for high-quality data right from the start.

This third event in the Data for Impact Series, hosted by the GC Data Community, explores the Data-Works Costing Framework, a tool that helps identify and justify funding requirements needed to govern, develop, report and share data. Additionally,this event will follow the data through the process of forecasting credible cost estimates in the Government of Canada using the new Guide to Costing.

Participants will, by the end of this event, be able to identify and describe resources needed to prepare better budget proposals with data by design and describe the role of high-quality data in providing value to Canadians.


  • Erica Ren, Chief Data Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Jocelyne Charron, Executive Director, Financial Policy Community Development, Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Peter Pryce, Senior Research & Evaluation Analyst, Research and Data Branch (RDB), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 


  • Kara Beckles, Chief Data Officer, Privy Council Office
Date modified: 2023-05-04