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The Future of Work and Disability

David Pereyra

The Future of Work and Disability project formed a study group to understand and examine intersecting topics of AI, automation, standards and employment as they relate to persons with disabilities.

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AI, Fairness and Bias

Jutta Treviranus

Dr. Jutta Treviranus participated in the Sight Tech Global 2020 panel "AI, Fairness and Bias" on December 2.

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Environmental Scan: Addressing Inclusionary Practice in Canadian AI Firms

Ali Milad

An overview of key findings from the AI Firm portion of the environmental scan conducted by the We Count team in May 2020.

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Environmental Scan: Assessing Inclusionary Practice in Canadian Data Services

Ali Milad

An overview of key findings from the Data Service Provider portion of the environmental scan conducted by the We Count team in May 2020.

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Environmental Scan: Canadian Postsecondary Education and AI Ethics

Ali Milad

An overview of key findings from the Postsecondary Education portion of the environmental scan conducted by the We Count team in May 2020.

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Update on City of Toronto Data for Equity Strategy

Vera Roberts

The Data for Equity Strategy will support city divisions to collect socio-demographic data and to analyze, use and apply disaggregated data to inform equitable program planning and service delivery.

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How Virtual Care Is Revolutionizing Digital Health

Rachel Spence

Dr. Jutta Treviranus collaborated in the District 3 panel “How Virtual Care Is Revolutionizing Digital Health” in October 2020.

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Journeys through the Digital Innovation Appendix of the Master Innovation and Development Plan

Vera Roberts

We Count worked with stakeholders to envision how the proposed technologies for the proposed Quayside “Smart City” project in Toronto could impact individuals with disabilities and their networks.

A family of three in the middle of a signaled crossing. The father uses a scooter, the mother is with their upset toddler daughter in a stroller but is turning back to pick up a dropped stuffed animal. There are sensors in the pavement and the pedestrian signal light is lit. The father is saying, “Leave it, the light’s going to change!” while the daughter cries out, “Lamby!”

Continuing Our Work During COVID-19

Jutta Treviranus

A message from IDRC Director Jutta Treviranus about continuing our mission during COVID-19.

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We Count Evaluates Toronto’s Quayside Master Innovation and Development Plan

Vera Roberts

Project We Count evaluated the MIDP for Toronto’s Quayside from the perspective of persons in Toronto who have difficulty with or are excluded by the current urban plan.

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