Data banner

Date Location Registration fee Value
February 11, 2021 ONLINE $195 - $295 5


Start time 9:30am EST End time 4:30pm EST


The purpose of the seminar is to provide an accessible and practical introduction to using data in economic development. The goal is to demonstrate how the use of data leads to better decision making and strategic planning. Through instruction and hands on learning, participants will learn how to find and interpret data, including data/analysis that is relevant to their specific needs/community.

Participants need not possess a background in math, statistics or economics.

Schedule Forthcoming


Paul Knafelc

Paul Knalfec photoPaul Knafelc is an economic researcher as well as founder and President of Community Benchmarks Inc. He has established a reputation for innovative data products and for rigorous research approaches which have been used by private and public sector organizations to direct strategic initiatives and make evidence-based decisions. A distinct advantage of Paul’s practice is his deep knowledge of, and expertise with, Statistics Canada data sources, methodologies and custom data tabulations procedures. Paul also teaches a graduate course, ERS 619 Regional Economic Analysis, with the Economic Development program at the University of Waterloo

Registration fees

Early bird $195 + HST
After Feb 4th $295 + HST