Carolyn DuBois receives Changemakers award

February 25, 2022

A passionate advocate for open data and freshwater protection, Carolyn has led the rapid expansion of DataStream, which supports data sharing for hundreds of organizations across Canada.

Carolyn has embraced new technologies, including blockchain, while leading an ever-growing, cross-disciplinary staff team. DataStream itself is an innovative tool, democratizing access to information and digital infrastructure while bringing people and data together to solve critical freshwater challenges.

Thanks to Carolyn’s leadership, innovation, and collaboration DataStream is now the largest water data platform in Canada, currently holding over 17 million data points collected across a diversity of sectors.

DataStream was first piloted in the Mackenzie Basin through a unique collaboration between The Gordon Foundation and the Government of the Northwest Territories, Mackenzie DataStream’s Founding Partner. Today, Mackenzie DataStream is integral to the delivery of the Northwest Territories Water Strategy. The success of DataStream throughout the Mackenzie Basin has allowed this model to be expanded to Atlantic Canada, the Lake Winnipeg Basin and the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence region.

Photo credit: Steven Fortier

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