Government of Canada Employee Contact Information Government Electronic Directory Services (GEDS) provides public access to Government of Canada employee contact information as provided by participating departments. Encoded with the Latin Alphabet 1 (ISO 8859-1) character set. This is the dataset that contains all of the raw data within the Government of Canada Employee Contact Information system, not the searchable lookup. To search for contact information, please go to Government Electronic Directory Services (GEDS). (​​http://geds.gc.ca) 2014-02-21 2017-08-17 Shared Services Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca PersonsGEDSGovernment Employee ContactsGovernment Employee Directory GEDS - Government of Canada Employee ContactsCSV https://api.geds-sage.gc.ca/GEDS20/dist/opendata/gedsOpenData.zip

Government of Canada Employee Contact Information

Government Electronic Directory Services (GEDS) provides public access to Government of Canada employee contact information as provided by participating departments.

Encoded with the Latin Alphabet 1 (ISO 8859-1) character set.

This is the dataset that contains all of the raw data within the Government of Canada Employee Contact Information system, not the searchable lookup. To search for contact information, please go to Government Electronic Directory Services (GEDS). (​​http://geds.gc.ca)

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
GEDS - Government of Canada Employee Contacts Dataset CSV English
French
Access

Comments (50)

Sorry, I was mistaken. The "","","","","","","","","","","","NRCAN-RNCAN" is actually (from the csv first line): PO Box (EN),PO Box (FR),Mailstop,Building (EN),Building (FR),Floor,Room,Administrative Assistant,Administrative Assistant Telephone Number,Executive Assistant,Executive Assistant Telephone Number,Department Acronym So my request is then: please add the hierarchical organizational structure information (organigram) to this dataset, as in: http://sage-geds.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/en/GEDS?pgid=014&dn=ou%3DIBP-IPE%2C+ou%3DSDIPD-OSIDP%2C+ou%3DSDPDM-OSDPM%2C+ou%3DCSPS-EFPC%2C+o%3DGC%2C+c%3DCA which shows: Canada School of Public Service ----Strategic Directions, Program Development and Marketing ------Strategic Directions, Innovation and Program Development --------Policy and Innovation Something like: org struct 1, org struct 2, org struct 3, .... org struct N where "N" is a big enough number top handle the depth of 99% of organizational structures. I am guessing N=10 would probably work.

The work chart structure is missing, i.e. "","","","","","","","","","","","NRCAN-RNCAN","Natural Resources Canada", It would be useful to have some levels down into the organizational structure of the organizations.

When will the API be released?

Trying to find a phone number. From the comment trail, GEDS is no longer available?

this is typical of shared services take an easy to use site and screw it up now totally useless ,Why the change when it worked perfect before .Also the emails of people in my department do not connect ,What is wrong with you at ssc . \do some testing before implementation

Many of the user comments are answered with "Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response." For each of those answers, we would expect to later see their response. Yet, for not one of these answers, is their response posted. Please add their responses.

What happened to the online search engine? This dataset is of no help whatsoever in finding the right person for anything. There is no multi-cell search function for first and last name.

I am looking fir a phone number, I do not want to download the whole GEDS... this is ridiculous

You are probably seeking the GEDS “database”, i.e. rather than the GEDS “dataset”. The GEDS “database” resides at one of Shared Services Canada's websites at: http://geds.gc.ca In contrast, the GEDS “dataset” is accessible from here at data.gc.ca. (The dataset drives the GEDS database, but it is not the actual database.) For questions/comments on the GEDS "database", you can send feedback by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

I am a retired civil servant and I am looking for the email address of my brother who works for the government to send him a birthday card. How come this information is no longer available? or if it is, where can we find it? A disgrunted citizen...

You are probably seeking the GEDS “database”, i.e. rather than the GEDS “dataset”. The GEDS “database” resides at one of Shared Services Canada's websites at: http://geds.gc.ca *. In contrast, the GEDS “dataset” is accessible from here at data.gc.ca. (The dataset drives the GEDS database, but it is not the actual database.) * Specifically, from the "General Search" page (http://geds.gc.ca/en/GEDS?pgid=002), you can enter names to query. For questions/comments on the GEDS "database", you can send feedback by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

I keep getting 502 Proxy errors.

From which page are you getting the 502 Proxy errors, the GEDS dataset page, i.e. http://data.gc.ca/data/en/dataset/8ec4a9df-b76b-4a67-8f93-cdbc2e040098?

Google searches for GEDs currently direct a lot of people to this page instead of the "online telephone book". Perhaps you could clearly indicate at the beginning of this page that this is not the online telephone book and provide a hyperlink to it to reduce how often you have to post answers about this? In addition, perhaps you could work with those hosting the website for the online telephone book to improve their keywords so that search engines will pull it up.

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response.

This suggestion from 3 months ago would be so easy to implement. It would eliminate most of the complaints and confusion indicated in the comments on this page. Yet the suggestion seems to have been ignored, other than getting a stock answer. Please look into this suggestion.

vous avez encore compliqué les choses pour rien. Je n"ai pas réussi a obtenir le service car je n'ai pas accès alors qu'avant c'était si simple il suffisait de taper le nom de la personne que vous recherchiez.

Vous cherchez probablement la « base de données » SAGE, c'est-à-dire plutôt que le « jeu de données » SAGE. La « base de données » SAGE demeure à un des sites web de Services partagés Canada à : http://sage.gc.ca. Par contraste, le « jeu de données » SAGE est accessible à partir du site web donnees.gc.ca. (Le jeu de données actionne la base de données SAGE, mais il ne s'agit pas de la base de données elle-même.) Pour des questions/commentaires sur la base de données SAGE, vous pouvez envoyer de la rétroaction par courriel à SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

Yes, I will second that what happen to the GEDS that was user friendly. Is it the governments task to spend more money to make things more complicated!! Why fix something that works perfectly!!! Wow, unbelievable. Your new employees directory is absolutely a waste of time.

You are probably seeking the GEDS “database”, i.e. rather than the GEDS “dataset”. The GEDS “database” resides at one of Shared Services Canada's websites at: http://geds.gc.ca. In contrast, the GEDS “dataset” is accessible from here at data.gc.ca. (The dataset drives the GEDS database, but it is not the actual database.) For questions/comments on the GEDS "database", you can send feedback by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

What happened to the good old "GEDS" where it was easy to look up a public servant or find someone in a particular position. Something that was so user-friendly in the past is now totally unusable. How disappointing and how frustrating.

You are probably seeking the GEDS “database”, i.e. rather than the GEDS “dataset”. The GEDS “database” resides at one of Shared Services Canada's websites at: http://geds.gc.ca. In contrast, the GEDS “dataset” is accessible from here at data.gc.ca. (The dataset drives the GEDS database, but it is not the actual database.) For questions/comments on the GEDS "database", you can send feedback by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

It used to be a fairly simple tool where one could sort through by department, organization... this excel spreadsheet is now really difficult to manipulate, search without having to build and extensively manipulate... and i`m not quite sure if i will be successfull in finding, for instance, who is the manager of a particular program in a specific department... when i don`t know where that program resides in that said department... In fact, the previous tool was one of my favorites web locations that i have used regularly for the past 15 years. It is now rendered almost useless.

The GEDS “database” * residing at one of Shared Services Canada's websites: http://geds.gc.ca/en/GEDS/ should be of help. You can browse the contents of a department or agency by clicking on "Department Listing" (http://geds.gc.ca/en/GEDS?pgid=012). From there, using the “Advanced Search” function, you can search via the “title” option. (See GEDS Resources “Help” related entry at http://geds.gc.ca/en/GEDS?pgid=004.) * Not to be confused with the GEDS "dataset" accessible here at data.gc.ca For questions/comments on the GEDS "database", you can send feedback by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

Why were these changes made? You can't search by department like before, you can't see who works where if you look by Group or department? Was this done on purpose? I truly feel that this is the worst "Improvement" ever done to a website!

The GEDS “database” * residing at one of Shared Services Canada's websites: http://geds.gc.ca/en/GEDS/ should be of help. You can browse the contents of a department or agency by clicking on "Department Listing" (http://geds.gc.ca/en/GEDS?pgid=012). * Not to be confused with the GEDS "dataset" accessible here at data.gc.ca For questions/comments on the GEDS "database", you can send feedback by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

Keyword here is "as provided by participating departments" Apparently, CIC is not participating

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to CIC/the dataset provider for their response.

this has become the most useless site, guess government wasting money again. Technical staff are in tune with the needs of the people and you really don't care what our needs our. Just making it more difficult to access information and obtain contact information for government employees. useless

The GEDS “database” * residing at one of Shared Services Canada's websites: http://geds.gc.ca/en/GEDS/ should be of help. * Not to be confused with the GEDS "dataset" accessible here at data.gc.ca For questions/comments on the GEDS "database", you can send feedback by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner "Can you please elaborate on your needs? You can contact open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca to discuss them in more detail. Thank you."

government always trying to make this easier but, make them harder. just a waste of money and time.

Thank you for your comment. The following response has been provided by the data owner : "Can you please let us know how you feel it's harder and we are here to provide assistance".

Thank you for posting this. It is the right thing to do in the interests of transparency and responsible communication. One difficulty: the update needs to be more frequent - many numbers are no longer in service. Perhaps a greater issue at the moment since the provider was changed and many telephone numbers along with it.

Are you having a proxy server problem ? I cannot access any version of GEDS. thank you

Not too easy to download. My version of Windows doesn't like it.

The following response is posted on behalf of Shared Services Canada (SSC): It is a standard compressed (zipped) file. SSC suggests that you conduct a Google search on how to best download a zip file for the version of Windows you are using.

The whole system changed? How can we search by title within a specific Department?

Hello, For questions/comments on the GEDS "database" *, you can send feedback by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca. * Not to be confused with the GEDS "dataset" at data.gc.ca

Who do I contact directly to remove my name from GEDS

Contact your (former) department or agency's data administrator(s) [see http://geds20-sage20.ssc-spc.gc.ca/en/GEDS20/?pgid=007]. You can send GEDS comments by e-mail to SSCDirect500GEDS.SPCDirect500SAGE@ssc-spc.gc.ca.

Thanks for putting this up here. Having this data up-to-date would be very useful. As it is, this data is outdated and not-so relevant/reliable. What about daily dumps?

Thank you for your comment. The response below has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "There will be a new version of GEDS released very soon that will have the data always up to date".

How often is this dataset updated? It would be helpful to know how recent the data is and when it was last updated. Thank you!

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response.

I have a question regarding GoC employee email addresses. In some cases, GEDS provide both the email address along with the phone number of employees. In other cases, only the phone number is provided. Looking at GEDS' FAQ, I note that posting email addresses is left to the discretion of individual departments and agencies. While I appreciate email addresses (and phone numbers, for that matter) of highly sensitive positions such as our Armed Forces personnel, CSIS employees etc., surely the default protocol should be for all email addresses to be available unless a business case can be made for an exemption. This would go a long way to promoting open & transparent government. Is this issue being addressed currently at TBS, CIO etc.? Thank you.

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response.

Is there any chance that this CSV could be updated automatically when there is a change in your database? I can already spot some discrepancy between the live data and this CSV export.

The following comment has been posted on Shared Services Canada's behalf: "We are currently preparing for a new release of GEDS which contains an API which is better suited for making available an up-to-date image of the GEDS data. This is expected Q1 2014-2015". Thanks, Data.gc.ca

Please provide this file in UTF-8 encoding or at least indicate which encoding it is. Without it, it’s tough to work with, as the accents will appear wonky.