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Chrysandre Courchêne (she/her)

Manager for Strategic Innovation, Chief Data Office, Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA)

Chrysandre Courchêne is the Manager for Strategic Innovation, at Canada Border Service Agency’s Chief Data Office, a team whose focus is on helping the Agency to build a responsible and representative data and analytics ecosystem. She joined the Agency in Winter 2021. Her expertise is in the qualitative dimensions of data and analytics to support social consideration on bias, ethics and digital harms . She has been involved in social data and analytics for over 5 years in both academia and government. She has a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies for which the thesis focused on data justice.



Using open data to address systemic racism in Canada

This case study will explore the varying strategies that the federal and provincial governments in Canada are employing to address systemic gaps and lack of transparency in collection, usage, and display of race-based data with the goal of addressing systematized and institutionalized racism and discrimination while protecting the privacy of individuals and communities. See more.
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