BUILD BACK BETTER: HOW DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS WILL FUEL CANADA’S POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 12-1pm EST
In a rapidly evolving crisis like a pandemic, where speed is of the essence in effective response, leaders need data-driven insights as decision supports to quickly spot challenges and opportunities. At no time has the role of timely, high-quality data been more important as a strategic asset for public- and private-sector leaders, not only in managing a crisis, but also recovering from it. Anil Arora, the Chief Statistician of Canada, will address the Canadian Club of Ottawa on how the nation’s statistical agency has accelerated its efforts during COVID-19 to use data to better serve Canadians – and how partnerships with Statistics Canada can help leaders rebuild Canada’s post-pandemic economy and society.
Anil Arora was appointed Chief Statistician of Canada in September 2016. Mr. Arora has led significant transformational initiatives throughout his career, with experience and partnerships spanning all three levels of government, the private sector and international organizations, including the UN and the OECD. Under his leadership, Statistics Canada has been accelerating data collection in response to the urgent need for information to help the country respond to, and recover from, the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.