The Village Pilot Project is a mentorship, leadership, and academic training pilot project offered jointly by the Red Fox Healthy Living Society and Kupaa Foundation in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Students participate in modules throughout the year, with each focusing on a different stage of leadership and personal development. The goal is to cultivate and mentor the next generation of leaders from priority communities, which include Black and Indigenous youths in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Overall, the goal of the project was to help Kupaa Foundation better understand their target demographic and challenges they may face through their data. Data for Good (DfG) volunteers helped suggest program performance metrics of the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory among other institutional and demographic factors that could have an impact on the social and economic outcomes of marginalized youth. Using principles from the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, DfG made suggestions on how data can be ethically collected. As part of this, we helped establish a data handling process, drafted policies for data retention and deletion, and designed a privacy notice consent form to interview the clientele.