What is Canada doing on Open Government

What is Canada doing on Open Government


My name is Jamie Boyd, and I work for the
team responsible for implementing Open Government commitments in the Government of Canada. So we are very proud members of the Open Government
Partnership, which is the global movement to advance openness in government. As members in the OGP, we’re required to develop
two-year plans on open government. We’re on our third plan right now, and it’s
definitely our most ambitious. It contains 22 commitments that come from
all over the federal government. And we’re really looking at ways to equip
federal public servants with skills and knowledge to help make Open Government just part of
how we do public policy in Canada. So overall, we’re really looking at moving
from this world where we – we just push information and data out to a really more
nuanced approach to Open Government. where we can focus on co-creation and working
together to build a better Canada. We’ve got a number of interesting tools for
doing this. We have a portal, open.canada.ca, and we’re
publishing tons of great stuff on there. It’s really exciting. It’s – it’s pretty unprecedented, I’d say,
at a global scale. And we’re starting to look at ways to allow
Canadians to really peek behind the curtain and be part of our policy development process.