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MISA Ontario Past President Participates in Canadian COVID-19 Open Resource Guide Launch

April 14, 2020  
Posted by: Jacqueline O'Hara
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Connie McCutcheon
Past President

 

The Canadian Open Data Society working group has developed a list of Canadian sources of information and best practice for people of all kinds to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

https://helpwithcovid.ca is crowdsourced and fully open: anyone can submit or comment.  It was created and is curated by members of the Canadian Open community, initiated by Canadian Open Data Society Working Group, with assistance from the team that created the UK Coronavirus Tech Handbook, which went viral.

This resource is for all Canadians, because no one is untouched by the pandemic. You may be self-isolated and immunocompromised; a civil servant, engineer, medical professional; volunteering to help in your community; have resources to add to the handbook; or simply be seeking information as a citizen. We may (and must) be physically isolated but we can and must work in the open. 

Many people collaborated to create this, and we hope we can count on you to contribute your own sources to this living document. Good information will save lives. Please share widely.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to MISA Ontario Past President Connie McCutcheon, and active member of The Canadian Open Data Society working group for sharing this information with our members.