Empowering Communities Through Data

The Calgary Data for Good Chapter

Data For Good is a collective of volunteer do-gooders, who want to use their powers for good to help make our communities better through data. We help nonprofit and social organizations harness the power of their data through analytics and visualizations in order to leverage their impact in the community.

The team in Calgary is led by Geoff Zakaib and other volunteers who are committed to making an impact through data in Calgary.

Data for Good in Calgary works with organizations in the nonprofit / social sector in a couple of ways:

  • DataThons are weekend events that involve a large number of volunteers focusing on analytics & visualizations with organizations that have a lot of data and are relatively advanced in their data practices.
  • DataCorps is a program of smaller scale projects of variable length where a group of Data Ambassadors will work with organizations that need help with data fundamentals at any stage of the Data Lifecycle.
  • Meetup presentations are held every month where speakers from various industries present on topics related to data analytics & non-profits.
 Geoff Zakaib
Geoff ZakaibCalgary Chapter Lead
David Chan
David ChanNon-Profit Collaboration Co-Lead
Hena Ramay
Hena RamayNon-Profit Collaboration Co-Lead
Fekrat El Wehedi
Fekrat El WehediData Operations Co-Lead
Naoko Tomioka
Naoko TomiokaData Operations Co-Lead
Oscar Kwok
Oscar KwokCommunity Engagement Co-Lead
Tony Akhigbe
Tony AkhigbeCommunity Engagement Co-Lead
Corine Jansonius
Corine JansoniusAdvisor
Paula Jennings
Paula JenningsAdvisor

Some of our Work in Calgary.

A sample of some of the organizations we’ve helped in the past

Distress Centre Calgary

Alberta Law Foundation

Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation

Commuter Challenge

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

Calgary Foundation

Want to learn more, click below to see our case studies.

Case Studies

Are you a Not For Profit or an Non
Governmental Organization with a need for
help with a data project?

We are always on the lookout for a new challenge.

Drop us a note below to see if we can help.

Contact Us

Upcoming Data for Good Events in Calgary

Get Involved

Want to be part of the fun?   You don’t need to be a data scientist or a PHD, there’s lots of ways that you can get involved with Data for Good. Fill out this volunteer form or contact us below!

A Project