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Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Data

April 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Excited about best practices and tools for data visualization? Keen to learn how to present the data you have in an informative, visually engaging way? Curious about the ethical implications of data being used for evidence-based policy making?

Join us for the next instalment of our Monthly Member Event series on Data Visualization. Building from our Data 101 in Government event, this Lunch & Learn event will showcase techniques for data visualization in government, with a focus on crafting an engaging story for different audiences – whether it be management or the public. We’ll also touch on emerging best practices in data ethics and apply a social justice lens to working with data.

Speakers include:

  • Tamara Augsten, Policy Development Officer, Toronto Children’s Services (project lead of Raising a Village)
  • Lorraine Chuen, Writer, Designer & Communications Professional,

We’ll have lots of space for discussion, so please come with your data visualization-related questions!

This event is for government members only. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Tamara Augsten is a Policy Development Officer with Children’s Services at the City of Toronto. Her background is in Econometrics and Urban Planning and her passion is to visualize, mobilize and translate data in a meaningful, accessible and engaging way to inform social planning and policy. She uses her data analysis and visualization expertise to help lead Raising the Village – an initiative to provide communities with data and research to measure the well-being of Toronto’s children and families.

Lorraine Chuen is a writer, designer, and communications professional working at the intersections of technology, storytelling, and social justice. She has a background in media-based organizing, open knowledge initiatives, and data strategy and policy development. Lorraine leverages design and information visualization as a tool for storytelling and public education. She strives to bring a feminist, anti-oppressive lens to discussions around technology, privacy, and surveillance. In Toronto, she works on facilitating spaces for communities of colour to discuss digital justice issues. Lorraine previously held positions at Powered by Data, the Right to Research Coalition, and Canada Learning Code. She has an MSc in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour. In her spare time, she enjoys writing creative non-fiction and making comics. You can learn more about her work at:


April 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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