About this Process: Creating Canada’s 4th Plan on Open Government
The engagement for Canada's plan on open government covers a two-year cycle of listening, responding and learning as we collaboratively set an agenda and implement commitments. Anyone can contribute to the plan. The graphic below describes the process for this cycle.
What we do with your contributions
We review every comment, idea and suggestion received. Your input becomes the basis for conversations throughout the Government of Canada, which are then fed back into the public engagement process. This helps us identify goals and define them in a specific and measurable way.
This continuous loop builds towards a draft plan for public feedback before becoming a formal set of commitments of the Government of Canada.
We also release a full dataset of every comment received, including our analysis and selection methods. The process will be summarized in a What We Heard report, which will be published on open.canada.ca. Examples of previous data releases and a What We Heard report:
- Open Government Action Plan Consultation Data (2014)
- Open Government Consultation Data: Canada's Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership (2016-18)
- What We Heard: Summary report on open government consultations March 31 – July 15, 2016.
Follow the plan's development
The open government team, on behalf of the Government of Canada, will be working with civil society and interested stakeholders to collect and evolve ideas. As we approach the drafting phase, the emphasis will shift from idea generation towards shaping and co-creating commitments.
What to know more about what we are up to? Check out this reading list: