Open Government Week
Canada is joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and countries around the world in hosting Open Government Week from May 7-11, 2018. Join us in celebrating transparency, accountability, and participation in government.
The goal is to create opportunities to learn about Open Government, build the Canadian community, and showcase the ways that citizens can interact with and influence the workings of government.
This week - like Open Government in general - is a community-led initiative. We hope to see groups across Canada organize events: public townhalls, open houses for government organizations, presentations, open mics, meetups, hackathons, open data book clubs, hackathons, design jams - and anything else you can think of that connects citizens with government and civic life.
How to get involved
|Event||Location||Date and Registration|
|Session on what does it mean to have Open Data?||Saint John, NB||May 4, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM (ADT)|
|HackQC2018||Montreal, QC||May 4 – 6, 2018 (link in French only)|
|Service Delivery Hackathon||Halifax, NS||May 4 – 6, 2018|
|Launch of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Datasets for Canada||Online||May 7, 2018|
|Launch of Open Data of current flooding event||Saint John, NB and online||May 7, 2018|
|OGP Facebook live session: Bridging the gap – ensuring a gender-responsive approach to SDGs and public service||Online||May 7, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM|
|Discussion on Canadian Data Standards||Online||May 7, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM|
|OGP Facebook live session: A conversation on civic space, gender and inequality||Online||May 8, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM|
|Open4Policy – Policy Hackathon||Ottawa, ON||May 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|OGP webinar: Great ideas for OGP action plans – reaching out to marginalized communities to make open government a universal good||Online||May 8, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM|
|DataBC Open Web Services & Web Map Services and Geocoder||Victoria, BC and online||May 8, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM (PDT)|
|OGP web panel: Beyond “SMART” – OGP commitments from paper to results||Online||May 8, 2018 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM|
|OGP web panel: The right tools for the right job – how the OGP can help win the fight for civic space||Online||May 8, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM|
|Civic hacknight||Toronto, ON||May 8, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM|
|Get Involved dataset release: Shaping Canada’s 4th national open government action plan||Online||May 9, 2018|
|City of Edmonton Virtual Reality Engagement Pilot Session||Edmonton, AB||May 9, 2018|
|Consultation on Feminist Open Government||Online||May 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM|
|OGP webinar: Let’s get co-creating – new guidance and resources||Online||May 9, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM|
|Toronto Open Government Celebration||Toronto, ON||May 9, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM|
|Video teaser of the Open Government course: Techniques for working in the open||Online||May 10, 2018|
|Housing Hackathon: Facebook/Twitter poll||Online||May 10, 2018 (Facebook|Twitter)|
|OGP webinar: Using OGP action plans to raise ambition of natural resources governance reforms||Online||May 10, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM|
|Open house on Project Meerkat: help build an open and accessible digital workspace (English session)||Online||May 10, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
|Open Government and International Standards: Lessons for Nova Scotia with Guest Speaker Michael Karanicolas||Halifax, NS||May 10, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM (ADT)|
|#OpenGov Open House||Ottawa, ON / Gatineau, QC||May 10, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM|
|OGP webinar: Open Data – how to publish with purpose||Online||May 11, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM|
|Open house on Project Meerkat: help build an open and accessible digital workspace (French session)||Online||May 11, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (link in French only)|
|Open Data Debate: Is Open Data Dead?||Ottawa, ON and online||May 11, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM|
|Open Government Week Awards and Open Cities Awards||Ottawa, ON and online||May 11, 2018 from 3:00 to 3:30 PM|
|Working with Open Source Software||Ottawa, ON and online||May 11, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM (entry code: Canada2018)|
|OGP web panel: Measuring leadership – power and parity||Online||May 11, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM|
|Go Open Data Conference||Barrie, ON||May 11 – 12, 2018|
|Girls Learning Code Day 2018||Various locations||May 12, 2018|
|Kids Code Jeunesse: Code, Create & Celebrate Space!||Various locations||May 12, 2018|
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Open Government Week Awards
To celebrate Canada’s participation in this global call to action, we’ll be handing out awards in three categories to recognize events listed above that demonstrate:
- Transparency and Leadership – by providing an opportunity for Canadians to shape how government data, information, and services may be more easily accessible.
- Innovation – by thinking outside the box and creating innovative ways to promote and put open government in practice.
- Skills – by providing an opportunity to develop skills around open government that will strengthen collaboration.
Open Government Week in Canada
Additional resources from the OGP
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