Open Government Week
Canada is joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and countries around the world in hosting the second edition of Open Government Week from March 11-17, 2019. Join us in celebrating transparency, accountability, and participation in government.
This year, the theme of Open Government Week is inclusion, which is one of Canada’s OGP co-chair priorities. We encourage the Open Government community to focus on increasing the number and diversity of partners taking part in events and conversations. In this spirit of inclusion, we are asking you to add new voices in the planning of your event.
This week – just like Open Government in general - is a community-led initiative. We hope to see groups across Canada organize events: public town halls, open houses for government organizations, presentations, open mics, meetups, hackathons, open data book clubs, 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|
|HackQc 2019||Ville de Québec, QC||March 8-10, 2019 (link in French only)|
|Open Science Public Engagement||Toronto, ON||March 12, 2019|
|Open Government Information Pop-Up at the University of Waterloo Library||Waterloo, ON||March 12-13, 2019|
|Data Hub Sessions: Introduction to Vector Embedding||Waterloo, ON||March 13, 2019|
|Feminist Open Government webinar||Online||March 13, 2019|
|Open Government Celebration||Toronto, ON||March 14, 2019|
|Open Government and the 3rd Digital Way||Montréal, QC||March 14, 2019 (link in French only)|
|Twitter chat #OGforallages on @OpenGovCan||Online||March 14, 2019 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM EDT|
Host an event
How to get started:
Open Government Week Awards
To celebrate Canada’s participation in this global call to action, we’ll be handing out awards! This year, the three categories will be:
Criteria: This award will recognize an OG Week event that showcases excellence in including new voices and diverse partners during the planning and execution of the event. The event will have provided a meaningful opportunity for new voices to participate and promote open government practices.
Examples: any event that strived to achieve a high level of inclusion and diversity during the planning and execution of the event
Criteria: This award will recognize an OG Week activity that successfully enhanced and increased the level of participation of civil society in OG Week. The event will have showcased excellence in providing significant opportunities for Canadians to participate in open government.
Examples: hands-on events, in-person seminars/meetings/workshops, events with high level of participation/unique approaches
Criteria: This award will recognize an OG Week activity that demonstrates positive approaches, new tools, and strong leadership in promoting open government. The event will have strived to make a positive impact in open government practices, community and/or civic life.
Examples: Arts, technological applications, print or electronic media, social media, community groups, etc.
Open Government Week in Canada
Additional resources from the OGP
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