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August 9, 2017

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat had the immense privilege of receiving the Global Shapers community on Thursday, July 13, for an intensive design jam on four issues that the federal public service is facing:

Continue reading "Youth and the use of open data: allow creativity to flourish"...

August 1, 2017

At the end of June, I travelled to Washington, DC to participate as an observer at a meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee. As you might remember from one of our previous blog posts, Canada was recently elected to the Steering Committee and we will officially become a member in October this year.

Continue reading "Can open government reinforce trust between governments and citizens?"...

July 28, 2017

On 13 July 2017, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat invited the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community to participate in a “Design Jam” as part of the Shape North America 2017 Summit.

Continue reading "Global Shapers participate in a Design Jam with the President of the Treasury Board of Canada"...

July 27, 2017

Treasury Board President Scott Brison said at the 2017 Blueprint 2020 Innovation Fair:

“No more 200-page RFPs. Instead, bake-offs and competitions. No more blind marriages with big IT providers, instead constant dating…more show and less tell, more focus on working prototypes [so] that we really see what a company or provider can do, more competition and more agile providers.”

Continue reading "Agile procurement for better digital solutions"...

July 21, 2017

I’m excited to present you with our latest step in Open Government: the Open by Default pilot. Through this one-of-a-kind initiative, government departments are sharing their working documents and data with the public, as they are being created.

The documents are a diverse selection of flash reports, field notes, project plans, documentation, meeting minutes and more. It’s another step in our ongoing effort to make the Government of Canada more transparent, and strengthen collaboration with the public.

Continue reading "The Open by Default pilot: an experiment in radical transparency"...