Projects Papers & Perspectives

This section provides personal perspectives, overview of selected projects and links to copies of research papers and related documentation.

Aging in Place – Fellow, NS GovLab – A seniors innovation lab (2018) – this page is being updated and the revised version will be available soon.

Between the Bridges – Overview of work leading to development of a background paper on Housing Quality and Affordability in Dartmouth.

Data Modelling – HRM Census Modelling Challenges (2018)

Do Statistics Lie? – Personal opinion and thoughts on accuracy of the Census and other data.

Graphically Speaking – Views on the use of charts

Poverty Solutions – Statistical support for United Way’s Poverty Solutions Report (2017)

Thematic Maps 101 – Overview of thematic maps and how they are developed

Prior Featured Work

Housing that Works  Prepared for The Public Good Society of Dartmouth, this background report on Dartmouh, N.S. housing needs and resources provided the context and information needed for development of the Dartmouth Housing Help office.  Read more…

Dartmouth North Education  Under a Knowledge Grant provided by United Way, DWPilkey Consulting was engaged to lead and conduct the research efforts for this project. The Dartmouth North Association identified improving the education experience of its children as one of the key steps to build a stronger, healthier community. Read more…

Dartmouth North Community Brief  Working with United Way of Halifax Region, DWPilkey Consulting provided leadership in developing a Brief on Dartmouth North. This work was done as a pilot under a contract with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Read more…

Nova Scotia Community Counts  While working as Director of the Nova Scotia Statistics Agency, Dennis initiated planning for Nova Scotia Community Counts (NSCC). He subsequently worked full-time to provide strategic direction and leadership for development of Nova Scotia Community Counts. Dennis received the Premier’s Award of Excellence for his leadership of this work. Read more…