Open Government Week


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OpenGov week

Canada is joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and countries around the world in hosting the third edition of Open Government Week from May 17-21, 2021. Join us in celebrating transparency, accountability, and participation in government.

This year’s Open Gov Week theme will focus on how we reset or build again governments, institutions and societies that are transparent, accountable, participatory, and inclusive. We encourage the Open Government community to come together to share ideas, discuss solutions, and commit to new levels of citizen participation in government to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Events schedule


Event Date Registration
Open Doors at Justice – Family Law Event May 18, 6:00-7:00pm EST Register here
Open Gov Week 2021 Wind Down: Open Government’s Doers, Leaders and Thinkers May 21, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST Email


Host an event

How to get started:

  1. Plan an event with your local (or digital) community for the week of May 17-21, 2021.
  2. Register your event and we’ll add it to the event calendar.
  3. Promote the event within your community.
  4. Tell us how it went: write about it and we’ll link to your content.



Open Government Week in Canada

Additional resources from the OGP

Stay up-to-date

Want to learn more? Visit the OGP’s Open Government Week page or contact us at

Submit your event

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