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Measuring What Matters: Engage Nova Scotia
Every day, public servants strive to make data informed decisions and since COVID-19 the need for new types of data has never been more obvious. We make trade-offs between mental health, tourism, and education while preserving health of citizens. It’s imperative that decision-makers have access to the right information to make decisions in a complex environment.
This workshop, co-hosted by Engage NS and the Outpost for Public Sector Innovation (OPIN), will introduce the Quality of Life Initiative and equip public servants to address issues exacerbated by Covid-19. We will explore newly available wellbeing data. This marks a tectonic shift in the possibilities for decision-making by going beyond GDP and empowering us to better support vulnerable communities.
The Outpost for Public Sector Innovation is focused on transforming how the public service thinks about and solves Nova Scotia’s most pressing complex problems. OPIN’s team of multidisciplinary professionals work across departments to improve outcomes for citizens by experimenting with, and building capacity for, emerging approaches and tools designed to achieve greater public value in service and program delivery.
About Engage Nova Scotia
Engage NS is an independent non-profit that started in June of 2012 when 75 Nova Scotians from different regions and with different perspectives gathered to consider how our province could do better. They express a common belief in the promise of Nova Scotia and the desire for us to be more innovative, collaborative and adaptive to change. Engage has worked with communities from one end of the province to the other on strengthening their capacity to know why, when and how citizens should be included in public decisions and deliberations. In recent years their primary focus is the Quality of Life Initiative.
This event is by invitation only.