Badges

Horizontal rectangle banner of four badges of WeCount. Learner, brainstormer, collaborator and communicator. All the badges are hexagonal in shape.

We Count badges enable earners to showcase their proficiency in the growing fields of AI, data systems and inclusive data practices as well as other skills. Badges, once earned, will be owned completely by the earner and can be shared across social media platforms, such as LinkedIn and Instagram, to display their achievement and showcase what has been learned. These badges are designed to address the interests, skills and availability of diverse participants. Earners can expect to work with and learn from a range of experts:

  • Industry and public service professionals in data systems
  • Technical and research assistants that specialize in data science
  • Inclusive design facilitators with expertise in inclusive co-design

The badges fall under a variety of categories such as: Learner, Brainstormer, Collaborator and Communicator and can be undertaken independently or together as part of a continuing project.

How are badges earned?

We Count badges are earned by registering with and participating in We Count initiatives or challenges and completing assessments. You can “stack” your badges to earn new badges.

  1. Participate in a We Count Initiative and follow the “apply for badge” link to CanCred Factory on the web site or in some cases, in an email that you receive from We Count.
  2. Create or open your free CanCred account which gives you your free badge CanCred Passport for storing your badges
  3. Apply for the badge
  4. Share your badge

Currently available badges

Learner

Hexagonal 'Learner' badge with WeCount logo. The top part contains the WeCount logo and text and bottom part contains illustration of a person reading a book and 'Learner' text.

The Learner badge allows the recipient to show off their knowledge without a comprehensive assessment.


Brainstormer

Hexagonal 'Brainstormer' badge with WeCount logo. The top part contains the WeCount logo and text and bottom part contains illustration of a brain and 'Brainstormer' text.

The Brainstormer badge demonstrates that the earner has helped We Count discover or outline solutions and approaches to in-house initiatives and inclusive design challenges.


Collaborator

Hexagonal 'Collaborator' badge with WeCount logo. The top part contains the WeCount logo and text and bottom part contains illustration of two men chatting and 'Collaborator' text.

The Collaboration badge demonstrates that the earner has participated in a co-creation or co-research activity.


Communicator

Hexagonal 'Communicator' badge with WeCount logo. The top part contains the WeCount logo and text and bottom part contains illustration of two men chatting and 'Collaborator' text.

Communicator badge demonstrates that earners have delivered presentations, project reports and visualizations of findings culminated in earlier phases of a challenge activity.

Earn a Badge

Machine Learning Bias
Survey
Melko
Covid