The Government of Canada will create ongoing mechanisms for strengthening dialogue with civil society in support of open government activities.
- Lead department:
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
- Email address for enquiries:
- Other involved actors:
- Overall status:
All deliverables complete.
Civil society will be able to access a formal mechanism for regular, two-way conversation on open government issues with the federal government.
|Latest actual data (and data collection date)
|Number of collaborative initiatives, products or tools created by the forum
|4 by June 2018
|The Forum has provided input to support the co-creation of commitments in Canada’s 4th National Action Plan; has agreed to support a gender-based analysis of National Action Plan commitments; has developed Forum terms of reference and information products that can be shared with GC departments to support development of multi-stakeholder initiatives
|Open government civil society stakeholders are supportive of and engaged in events and initiatives
|Baseline data of stakeholder surveys
Social media analytics undertaken
|As part of public engagement on Canada’s 4th National Action Plan on Open Government, percentage of engagement participants self-identifying as civil society rose from 8% in 2016 to 20% in 2018
Status of Open Government Plan milestones (complete, substantial, limited, not started)
- 19.1 Develop and maintain a renewed mechanism for ongoing, meaningful dialogue between the Government of Canada and civil society organizations on open government issues across the country.
- 19.2 Undertake targeted engagement activities to discuss open government issues in specific domains with key civil society stakeholders.
Other completed milestones:
- First in-person meeting held in January 2018 and have started regular teleconferences
- Created thematic working groups to address priority areas for Canada’s next action plan
- Can you help us identify the right communities to target with our civil society engagement activities?
- What themes within Open Government require more collaboration between government and civil society?