Creating Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2016–18


Read Canada's Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership (2016-18).

The consultation on this draft is closed, but we want this to be an ongoing dialogue. Please contact us at any time.

We developed the Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership after months of conversations within the public service and with Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We asked for input and advice to guide our commitments and, in part, the vision and philosophy behind our work.

This is the third plan in support of Canada's membership in the international Open Government Partnership; Canada is a proud member. The Plan outlines the Government of Canada's strategies for how we plan to foster greater openness, transparency, and innovation in government. We develop and renew it every two years.

This page allows you to review the ideas and comments we received. We will publish a full dataset of consultation input soon.

How we shaped the Plan

To begin, participants weighed in online and in person from March 31 to May 15, 2016 by:

Drafting the Plan

We invited participants to provide feedback on the Draft of Canada's New Plan on Open Government 2016-2018 online during June 2016.

We have published a What We Heard report summarizing the feedback and ideas that came in from across, as well as a dataset of all comments received during these consultations.

Implementing the Plan

Starting in , we will seek your feedback and collaboration on how we are implementing specific commitments. If you are interested in engaging on a particular commitment please let us know by sending us an email at

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Mid-Term Self-Assessment Report on Canada's Action Plan on Open Government 2014-16

Read about our progress on Canada’s Open Government Action Plan.

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Open government across Canada

Explore open government programs and events from coast to coast to coast, get information and tools to help build your own portal, including implementing the Open Government Licence in your jurisdiction.