Friday marked the Canadian Open Data Experience Grand Finale in Toronto, Ontario, exactly one month since the largest appathon in the country’s history. This exciting event was hosted by Ray Sharma, the CEO of XMG Studio.
In 2012, Canada joined the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to improve the quality of the programs and services that citizens receive. As we complete the second year of our membership in the Partnership, it is time, once again, to invite Canadians to contribute to the development of Canada’s Open Government Action Plan—Action Plan 2.0.
By Colin Lachance (Guest blogger)
Before there was “Open Data,” there was open access to the law under an instrument similar in many ways to today’s Open Government licences.
By Michael Lenczner (Guest blogger)
In 2010, I started Ajah to use data to help fundraisers identify likely sources of funding. Because I had been active in the Open Data movement since 2005, I knew that the information that they needed was out there. We worked hard for several years to build our service, Fundtracker.
Guest blogger: Richard Pietro
This summer I am travelling across Canada on my motorcycle - approximately 20,000 KMs in total - to bring attention to the Open Government and Open Data movements.
The Open Government Tour is putting into practice the theories and principles that make up these movements: transparency, accountability, and engagement.
The Government of Canada is currently finalizing its Action Plan on Open Government 2.0. Phase 3 of the Open Government consultation—on now— focuses on discussing and refining suggestions from the idea generation phase, or "Idea Dialogue."
Guest blogger : Michael Roberts
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Open Data for Development Research Grants, and we are looking for your proposals.
Thank you for all of the comments and ideas you’ve provided towards Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2.0. These have come from in-person and online consultations, emails, and meetings. And there are many of them—the count is over 600. Summary reports on the feedback we’ve received are now posted on the What We Heard page.
Fall 2014 has turned out to be an exceptionally important and busy season for open government in Canada: we finalized Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2.0, issued the Open Government Directive, and re-launched Canada’s Open Government Portal, at open.canada.ca.
Here are some of the highlights:
Guest blogger: Kevin Quan of Team Quantified
When I read about the CODE hackathon in the news, I was excited about participating. I’ve been fascinated with using data in novel ways for my entire career and now I had an opportunity to work with the huge amount of data that the Government has collected.