HOW TO USE THIS TOOLKIT
This Toolkit will take you through the cycle of data governance and management shown in the diagram below. As you move through the Toolkit, you will see this diagram in the corner of your screen showing the step of the cycle you are learning about.
Depending on your objectives, there are different ways to use this Toolkit. Some readers may be ready to set up a whole data governance and management program for their government. If that is the case for you, you can start your journey through this Toolkit with the Getting Started section and then move from section to section according to the steps in the cycle.
Other readers will be looking for resources related to specific aspects of data governance and management. If that is the case for you, you can jump to the sections that interest you.
All readers can also go to the Resources page. This section lists all resources included throughout the Toolkit.
The video below provides a tour of the website. For more webinars covering content in this toolkit click here.
Throughout this Toolkit, many stories about real SGIG experiences with data are included.
There are also many stories included about a fictional SGIG called “Sulingituk Government”. “Sulingituk” comes from the Inuttitut language of the Nunatsiavut Inuit, and is a general translation of the English term “fictional.” Read about Sulingituk Government in the document “Sulingituk Government Overview.”
Sulingituk Government has some characteristics that are common to many real life SGIGs. Sulingituk Government has 700 members, with about 400 members living in the home community. The home community is close to an urban centre. The government has taken over authority and jurisdiction in several social services areas, including public health, early childhood, employment training support, income assistance, and housing. The purpose of using this case study is to show how concepts introduced in this Toolkit might look in real life.