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Do stats really count? A Conversation with Statistics Canada
Welcome to the 5th episode of season 4 of the Literacy Quebec Podcast! In this week’s episode we are talking about statistics! Numbers can be scary and confusing, but with help from Samuel Dupéré, Manager, Montréal Data Service Centre, Statistics Canada we learn why data is important and how we can learn to use data to advocate and show impact. We also learn that it is important to ask the right questions and how to look for reliable sources of information.
Statistics Canada is a public service that is available to community members and is a valuable resource especially to non-profit organisations. They have recently expanded their services to help build the capacity of individuals and organisations to become more literate in developing surveys, collecting, using and understanding data through workshops and presentations. Learn more about what they offer: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/wtc?MM=as
The Learning Exchange also joins us to promote the upcoming event Wurd Up - Community Literacy Series February 20, 2020 6:30-8:30 at Laval Senior Academy, with Deanna Smith to launch of the Ile Ife Africana Studies Collection (IIASC). Free event with special programming for younger children https://www.facebook.com/events/115319436499378/