Accelerating the community sector’s digital transition
to build greater social equity.

DATAide is a skill-building and leadership program that helps community agencies execute and succeed in their digital transition. This initiative is a joint response to the issues and challenges that prevent community agencies from fully capitalizing on the digital shift. DATAide is also an opportunity to adapt the digital transformation to the community sector’s principles and values.

The program consists of an orientation webinar, a training component, and a leadership support lab. A grant program is also available to help agencies effectively support their digital transformation initiatives.

DATAide goals:

Help develop a digital culture in the community sector and encourage ethical practices

Support community agencies as they learn and build technology skills

Help community agencies contribute to developing applications with high social utility

The program aims to:

  • Reach 3,000 agencies in the community sector to educate them about digital transition opportunities
  • Provide digital skills training to staff at over 180 agencies
  • Support 60 community leaders in their digital transition projects
  • Allocate 500 grants (for equipment and licence purchases and digital transformation projects)