The City of Toronto, Canada has launched a neighborhood data website similar to NEO CANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing). Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, discuses in the article the uses for NEO CANDO here in Cleveland including researching vulnerable populations, predatory lending, and improving preschool and how this public data can benefit any community.
The Wellbeing Toronto website, like NEO CANDO, openly provides the public with a wealth of neighborhood-level data, such as demographics, crime, safety, health, education, housing, economic, environment, etc.
Dr. Coulton discussed how nonprofit agencies have used data in services such as NEO CANDO to "see which neighbourhoods need to be targeted, where the most urgent needs are, and see if they're making progress." The United Way of Toronto hopes to use the new Toronto website for similar projects and goals.