Open Government Blog

May 16, 2017

On April 12, 2017, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Canada School of the Public Service (the School) hosted an Armchair Discussion entitled “Open Government Starts with You”. For the first time in the history of the School’s Armchair Discussion the entire event was made open to the public via webcast in real time.

Continue reading "Tools, trends and timely reminders: lessons from the experts on Open Government"...

March 27, 2017

The Open Government team at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat is delighted that Canada has been elected to a seat on the Open Government Partnership’s Steering Committee. We see it as a testament to the great work that Canada is doing to advance open government domestically, and to the commitment to deepening Canadians’ engagement with government.

Continue reading "Canada’s ready for global leadership on open government"...

February 23, 2017

We are pleased to highlight the publication of the Government of Canada’s Open Data Inventory for the very first time. Knowing the full range of information the Government of Canada is creating or collecting is the first step in making data and information more open.

Continue reading "Open Data Inventory: Help us prioritize the release of open data most relevant to you"...

January 18, 2017

Do you have a similar story to share about an app or technology you've developed using Canadian Open Data or Information? We want to hear about it! You can submit your app to our Apps Gallery or email us at with a blog post idea!

- The Open Government Team

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October 11, 2016

You may have noticed a change to our site’s landing page this week: there’s only one search window now instead of searches for “open data,” “open information,” and “open government.” While it may seem minor, it is the result of months of work done behind the scenes.

Continue reading "Site improvements – nearly invisible, but worth noting"...