Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2019

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

Academics, civil society, governments and citizens from Canada and around the world will have the opportunity to shape the global open government movement. From keynotes to debates and co-creation opportunities, the summit will explore the future of open government and help drive action.

Please visit this page often for updates about the OGP Summit 2019.

Canada’s priorities for the Global Summit 2019



Enable citizens, civil society and businesses to participate in government decision-making. This leads to more trust in government and better outcomes.



Empower under-represented citizens, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, to engage actively with governments. This allows for more equitable governments.



Help citizens understand how open government affects their day-to-day lives. This makes government accountable for results that make a difference.

“The ultimate goal of the partnership is to use open government to better the lives of people the world over. We believe that increased citizen participation and oversight of the workings of governments will lead to better programs and services for citizens.”

The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister of Digital Government

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