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Webinar: Mapping equity - Using data mapping to drive cross-sector collaboration

This is the first in a four-part webinar series exploring current Canadian issues associated with equity-integrated population health status reporting, equity indicators, local data and health equity outcomes. The focus is on data to drive community action to improve health equity. Each webinar features special guests to showcase the diversity of strategies and approaches being undertaken across Canada. 

This webinar will focus on two examples of how mapping equity indicators has supported intersectoral collaboration between public health and municipal planners, and between public health and primary health care. It will introduce the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health (CCSDH) resource, “Maps to Inform Intersectoral Planning and Action.”

This webinar will explore:

  • The CommunityView Collaboration data sharing tool developed jointly by the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon.
  • Local public health and primary care partnership in advancing health equity and SDOH in the Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington region (Ontario), including the SDOH Mapper

Advisors on tap:

  • Bill Holden is a senior planner in the City of Saskatoon Community Services Department, Planning and Development Branch. He manages the Mapping and Research Group, which is responsible for developing and reporting information relevant to land use and community development. Bill is also coordinator of the Community View Collaboration: Building Evidence for Action website (CVC), a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Quality of Life Reporting System technical team, and the community co-director of the Community University Institute of Social Research (CUISR) in Saskatoon. He is responsible for upholding the City of Saskatoon’s 25 year commitment to maintaining neighbourhood based information for evidence-informed decision-making.
  • Dr. Kieran Moore is the associate medical officer of health with KFL&A Public Health. He has extensive experience in surveillance systems for bioterrorism and outbreak detection, public health, pre-hospital care, and multidisciplinary research projects. His main areas of interest are the evaluation of various data streams for the early detection of outbreaks, as well as the assessment of deprivation distribution in populations. His work with the Queen’s University Public Health Informatics Team (QPHI) Acute Care and Health Care Worker absenteeism real-time surveillance system and provincial Telehealth data have been published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, the European Journal of Emergency Medicine, Advances in Disease Surveillance, and the Canadian Journal of Public Health.


  • Dianne Oickle, NCCDH knowledge translation specialist
  • Lesley Dyck, NCCDH knowledge translation specialist

Who should attend?

This webinar is intended for public health stakeholders at all levels working in public health organizations on health equity issues. Cross-disciplinary groups are encouraged to attend to stimulate conversation at the local level.

Click here to register.

For more information on the webinars in this series, please contact Lesley Dyck, NCCDH knowledge translation specialist.


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