The Manitoba Collaborative Data Portal is now building a solid user base. As shown in the chart below, there is an average of around 160-200 users accessing the portal every week, and this number is starting to increase. We are anticipating that the user-base will continue to increase as more people discover the portal and as we implement hands-on training sessions later the in the fall.
The Manitoba Collaborative Data Portal (MBCDP) was soft-launched on April 10th. On April 10 the Community Data Program, an initiative of the Canadian Council on Social Development hosted a national Webinar where the MBCDP was highlighted.
There is interest in show-casing the MBCDP project as an example of how Census and other community data can be made more easily accessible to key community stake-holders for planning and action. This has been identified as a challenge across Canada. The Community Data Program is also interested in sharing learnings across Canada around how the Manitoba Census Data Consortium functions.