About Open Government

Open Government is about making government more accessible to everyone. This means giving greater access to government data and information to the Canadian public and the businesses community.

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Canada’s role as 2018-2019 co-chair of the Open Government Partnership

Beginning October 2018, Canada will serve as co-chair of the Open Government Partnership for a one-year period. Here you will find information about all the work Canada is looking to accomplish over its leadership term.

Open Government Licence

This easy to understand licence promotes the reuse of published Government of Canada content as widely as possible.

Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership (2016-18)

Learn more about Canada’s commitments to becoming a more open, inclusive, and accessible government.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to common questions about Canada’s Open Government activities.

Open Government Learning Hub

Find overviews, guidance, and toolkits about Open Government and open data.

Canada’s Plans to the Open Government Partnership

Search through the history of open government in Canada.

Open Government analytics

Learn more about our top downloads, latest datasets by department, visits by province, and more.

Directive on Open Government

The Directive on Open Government is Canada’s “open by default” policy, providing clear and mandatory requirements to departments which will ensure that Canadians get access the most government information and data possible.

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.

Progress tracker for the Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership

Find out how the Government of Canada is doing on each of its commitments in the Open Government Plan.

What's new in open government?

Final action plan

Canada’s 2018-2020 National Action Plan on Open Government-homepage

Read Canada’s 2018-20 National Action Plan to see where Open Government is going.

ATIP Online Request Service

ATIP Online Request Service

Submit an Access to Information or Privacy request through the new online service launched by the Government of Canada.

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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.