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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National Action Plan on Open Government

A plan that commits to making the Government of Canada more transparent and accountable while giving Canadians a chance to take part in how government makes decisions

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 Licence

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

Open Government Learning Hub

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

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.

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.

Frequently asked questions

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

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