Open Government Week

OpenGov 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

Events schedule

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:

  1. Plan an event with your local (or digital) community for the week of March 11-17, 2019.
  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 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:

Inclusion

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

Participation

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

Impact

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.

Resources

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 OGweek-SemaineGO@tbs-sct.gc.ca.

Submit your event

Personal information that you provide is protected under the federal Privacy Act. Please do not include sensitive personal information in the message, such as your Social Insurance Number, personal finance data, medical or work history, or the personal information of other individuals.

 
Read the Privacy Statement for this page.

The collection and use of your personal information is authorized by the Financial Administration Act. Collection and use of your personal information for this site is in accordance with the federal Privacy Act. Your personal information is used  to validate your use of GC datasets and for information on the development of the GC open data initiative, and may also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in responding to client needs. In exceptional circumstances (e.g. network intrusion, or of individuals who make inappropriate remarks or threats, etc.), personal information may be disclosed without your consent pursuant to subsection 8(2) of the Privacy Act.

Any personal information that may be collected is described in the Standard Personal Information Banks entitled Public Communications, PSU 914, and Outreach Activities, PSU 938, which can be found in the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) publication: InfoSource.

Under the Privacy Act, you have the right of access to, and correction of, your personal information, if you have provided any. Note however, that to exercise either of these rights; you must make a request for access to your personal information. For more information about your right of access, please read about the Access to Information Program.

Any questions, comments, concerns or complaints you may have regarding this Statement, your privacy rights and the Privacy Act may be directed to the TBS Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by email at atip.aiprp@tbs-sct.gc.ca or by calling 613-946-6260 or 1-866-312-1511. If you are not satisfied with TBS' response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by email at info@priv.gc.ca or by telephone at 1-800-282-1376. You have the right to complain to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner about TBS' handling of your personal information.