Civic Hall Toronto events showcase examples of civic innovation, and provide opportunities for members to network, learn and work together. Some events are exclusive to members, while others are open to the public.

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March 2020

Civic Hall Toronto Office Hours

March Office Hours with Ratio.City

March 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Join Civic Hall Toronto's first virtual Office Hours to learn how Ratio.City is helping city builders make data-driven decisions. Our monthly Office Hours are casual, drop-in events that are meant to create connections between people inside and outside government. Each Office Hours shines a spotlight on a different organization, government team, or community project. Given recent developments around COVID-19, we'll be conducting this month's Office Hours as an online webinar. Brittany Lee from Ratio.City will present how their tool is…

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April 2020

Member Morning on Successful Remote Work

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us to discuss tips and tools for successfully collaborating with your team when working remotely. Our Member Mornings are drop-in events meant to provide space for Civic Hall Toronto members to showcase innovative work, discuss common challenges and questions, and share best practices. Given recent developments with COVID-19, establishing remote work practices for your team is more important than ever. For this month’s Member Morning, we’ll be presenting ways for your team to effectively work in a remote and…

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Training: Demystifying Data

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Curious about how data works and how it relates to your own work as a public servant? Led by Alex Chen, Senior Statistics Advisor with the Government of Ontario, this training workshop will introduce participants to working with data in a government environment. We’ll cover general best practices, tools and techniques related to data management, visualization and privacy, and discuss relevant examples for public servants new to data science or those looking for a refresher to level up their skills.…

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April Office Hours with MPAC

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Join our virtual Office Hours to learn about the innovative work being done by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Our monthly Office Hours are casual, drop-in events that are meant to create connections between people inside and outside government. Each Office Hours shines a spotlight on a different organization, government team, or community project. For this edition of Office Hours, staff from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), will be sharing some of their new projects and goals –…

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Lunch & Learn: Conducting Inclusive Research and Usability Testing Remotely

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Tuesday, April 21, we’re hosting a collaborative, open discussion on how a people-first approach to research and testing leads to better insights – putting the ‘us’ in usability testing. Too often, technology products and services that are meant to improve the lives of everyday people are researched, designed and prototyped entirely behind closed doors. This could lead to biased technology that isn’t built for all users in mind. The key to avoid falling into this trap is to engage…

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May 2020

Lunch & Learn: Maximum City’s KidScore

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us to learn how Maximum City is using data to help create happier and healthier neighbourhoods for kids. Developed by Maximum City with kids and experts, the KidScore is both an engagement tool and a metric for evaluating the child friendliness of urban places. In 2019, Maximum City conducted a pilot of the KidScore in nine Toronto communities for the City of Toronto’s Child Friendly TO team. The goal was to engage kids in assessing the child friendliness of…

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May Office Hours: Open Call

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us to learn more about a new initiative to help government build digital services for residents and businesses during COVID-19. Our monthly Office Hours are meant to create connections between people inside and outside government. Each Office Hours shines a spotlight on a different organization, government team, or community project. For this month’s Office Hours, we’ll be discussing Open Call, a catalogue of open source tools that governments can use to quickly respond to COVID-19. Open Call features apps…

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Training: Introduction to Behavioural Insights

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether it's signing up for a new program, paying a fine on time, or sorting waste correctly, many city policy goals hinge on citizen behaviours. If behaviour change is critical to your policy objectives, then insights from the behavioural sciences can be instrumental. Policy makers have a toolkit of tried and true approaches that help them serve the public across domains. But often the outcomes achieved fall short of ideal, especially as programs are expected to do more with less.…

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June 2020

Webinar: Demystifying Digital

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Demystify "digital" with a straightforward and accessible talk on coding, data, and system design. Led by Adam Simonini, web developer at the Public Health Agency of Canada, this webinar will cover the basics of technical development, as well as important considerations for digitizing a product. Participants will leave with a solid conceptual framework for considering the advantages and limitations of digital transformation in their own work, and the literacy needed for today’s increasingly digital workplace. This webinar will be taking place…

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