Data for Good
The future is friendly when data is used for good
Since 2017, this program has enabled safe, responsible innovation so that data can be used in ways to help you, your community and society at large - without compromising privacy. In fact, privacy safeguards were a key consideration during the development of the initiative and have been a feature of the program since its inception.
In 2023, TELUS became the first company in the world to achieve ISO 31700-1 Privacy by Design certification for the Data for Good program, demonstrating TELUS’ commitment to safeguarding privacy and advancing the principles of trustworthy data practices across Canada and beyond.
Remarkable data outcomes for Canadians
Learn how using data responsibly has supported social good.
Data for Good solves problems that matter to Canadians
See what leading researchers have to say about Data for Good.
Are you a researcher studying a topic in one of our areas of social impact? Contact us at Data&[email protected].
Jed Long is an Associate Professor at Western University in the Department of Geography and Environment. His main research involves using geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial analysis techniques in the study of movement. Specifically, Jed is interested in developing and applying novel methods for spatial and space-time analysis.
University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is using Data for Good to find ways to build efficient transportation in response to natural disasters.
Designed Responsibly: How Data for Good works
The program includes technical, contractual and procedural protections to ensure that strongly de-identified and aggregated network mobility data is used by authorized parties for approved purposes that are socially beneficial.
Internal Review. Participating researchers are reviewed for alignment with the program qualifications and TELUS Trust Model.
Platform Access. Once researchers are approved and trained, they receive access to a controlled API for network mobility data.
Value. Through this access, the researchers can conduct innovative projects with a social impact.