Data for Impact Series: How to Improve Data Literacy and Competencies (DDN3-E35)

Product code: DDN3-E35


Delivery method

Delivery method




1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



Past event

Date: April 09, 2024

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

Location: Virtual

Language: English, with interpretation in French

One of the four mission areas of the 2023-2026 Data Strategy for the Federal Public Service is to empower the public service with the modern data skills and tools it needs to best serve Canadians.

This event will use practical examples from Canada to explain how to define, measure, and develop individual and organizational data literacy and competency skills, including which competencies are the most important, which tools are the best, and how to design data literacy initiatives specifically for public servants.

Participants will gain a better understanding of the foundational role of data competency frameworks and other innovative practices to advancing the development of data skills across the public service.


  • Elizabeth Richards, Director, Strategic Analysis, Publications and Training, Statistics Canada
  • Kishawna Peck, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Womxn in Data Science
  • Kimberley Kargus, Executive Director, Chief Data Officer Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada


  • Chris Valiquet, Director, GC Data Community, Canada School of Public Service
Date modified: 2024-02-15