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.

About the Open Government Partnership

Focusing on open government is a global multilateral initiative. Canada supports meaningful and honest dialogue between citizens and governments.

Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2019

Canada will be hosting the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Ottawa from May 29-31, 2019.


The Government of Canada and Nathaniel Heller's Co-Chair Vision for the Open Government Partnership (2018-19)

Learn about what Canada aims to achieve during its leadership term as OGP co-chair.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government Secretariat of Modernization of the Argentine Republic and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat on Cooperation on Open Government

See the G20-signed agreement between the Canadian and Argentine governments to promote open government cooperation and exchange of best practices from 2018 to 2020.


OGP Co-Chair Vision Tracker (Coming Soon)

Learn what the Government of Canada and other governments around the world are doing to deliver on the 2018-19 co-chair vision for the OGP.

Ottawa – Host of the Open Government Partnership - Transcript
  • Expectations for open and accountable government around the world have never been higher.
  • With Nathaniel Heller, Canada is honoured to serve as this year's co-chairs of the Open Government Partnership.
  • The Partnership is the leading global forum for advancing open government.
  • As co-chairs we are committed to a transformative and hopeful vision for Open Government that serves people everywhere.
  • But before we take on this role, we'd like to thank Thea Tsulukiani of the Republic of Georgia and Mukelani Dimba for their great work as the former co-chairs of the Partnership.
  • Over the next year we look forward to working with the 79 countries that are member of the Open Government Partnership.
  • We aim to make this a landmark year for how governments around the world improve the lives of citizens.
  • As part of this, Canada will be the home of the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, convening in May 2019 in Ottawa.
  • We're excited to be co-chairs of the Partnership as we work to make open government more inclusive more participatory and truly impactful.
  • We look forward to seeing many of you in Canada at the May summit.