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tech, ethics and consciousness...for all life

We inspire the tech sector and empower citizens towards a more equitable and sustainable digital future for all.


We are currently accepting grant applications and are excited to be welcoming our new grants mastermind group in January 2023.

It was a rich and thoughtful ParTecK this year. Presentations are available on our YouTube channel.

About HDC

The Human Data Commons Foundation (HDC) is a non-profit based in Vancouver, Canada, inspiring the tech sector and everyday citizens towards an equitable and sustainable future for all. Our mission is to integrate tech, ethics and consciousness for all life so that as a society we are more aware and conscious of the ways we develop and use tech.



ParTecK (Participatory TecKnowlogy) is our yearly flagship event to meaningfully share about the current landscape of tech among social innovators, tech-innovators, and thought leaders. Our 2023 dates have not yet been announced.


We offer seed grants to encourage collaboration among ParTecK participants and further the mission of integrating tech, ethics and consciousness. Learn more about our grant proposal incubator here. The incubator and grant processes occur in conjunction with ParTecK. 

Community-led events

We encourage community members to offer talks and experiential events to the ParTecK network throughout the year.

Open Source

We experiment with and encourage the use of open source and blockchain applications such as Signal, Nextcloud, Jitsi and more.



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We envision a world free of unintended consequences.