Open Government Week Promotional Toolkit

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The international Open Government Partnership (OGP) announced that the third global Open Government Week will take place May 17-21, 2021. 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 ask you to invite at least one new partner to join you in making your Open Government Week plans. 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. From women’s rights association, to local businesses to youth centers, people from all walks of life and across gender, race, religion and geography are all invited to take part in Open Government Week and to help make governments work better for everyone.

This is your chance to get involved and represent Canada by hosting an event: townhalls, speaker series, hackathons, webinars, open dataset releases, or anything else that connects people to civic life. Please ensure to submit your event on our website so we may add it to the event calendar.

You'll find everything you need within this toolkit to help you promote your event, including templates for emails and e-vites, graphics, and suggested social media posts. For questions, or additional support, please contact us at OGweek-semaineGO@tbs-sct.gc.ca.

We also thank you for sharing our messages for #OpenGovWeek and #OpenGovCan. Your support in spreading the word about Canada's role in this global call to action will continue to make our government more open, inclusive, and accountable.

Email invitation

Subject: Join us for [title of event] during Open Government Week!

The international Open Government Partnership (OGP) announced that the third global Open Government Week will take place May 17-21, 2021.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're taking part in the Open Government Week and would love for you to join us! This is a chance for you to get involved and represent Canada. You'll find below the details of our event. Hope to see you there!

[Insert title of event]
[Insert a short description of event]
Date: [insert date of event]
Time: [Insert time of event]
Location: [insert location of event or online]
How to register: [Insert registration link]

Know someone who would love to attend this event? Feel free to forward this invitation and help them join thousands of people in Canada and around the world who are participating in Open Government Week.

For more information on what Canada's doing for Open Government Week, including other events that are taking place near you, please visit https://open.canada.ca/en/content/open-government-week. To learn more about the global Open Government week, please visit OGP's website.

Thank you,
[Insert signature]

Description for event registration and ticketing websites

The international Open Government Partnership (OGP) announced that the third global Open Government Week will take place May 17-21, 2021. 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're taking part in the Open Government Week by hosting [insert title of event]! At this event we'll [insert short description of event].

Don't miss your chance to get involved and join thousands of people in Canada and around the world who are participating in Open Government Week!

For more information on what Canada's doing for Open Government Week, including other events that are taking place near you, please visit https://open.canada.ca/en/content/open-government-week. To learn more about the global Open Government week, please visit OGP's website.

Social media support

Join thousands of people in Canada and around the world participating in Open Government Week through several social media platforms. Join the conversation via:

  • Hashtag: #OpenGovWeek
  • Linked hashtag: #OpenGovCan

Suggested Tweets

  • Excited to be part of #OpenGovWeek this May 17-21. Join us to unite citizens and governments and showcase transparency, accountability and participation in government. Visit https://open.canada.ca/en/content/open-government-week for more. #OpenGovCan
  • During #OpenGov Week join the conversation on how citizens, civil society and government can respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. See what Canada's planning from May 17-21 by viewing the event calendar here: https://open.canada.ca/en/content/open-government-week #OpenGovCan
  • We're taking part in #OpenGovWeek! Join us for [title of event] on [date of event]. You can register here [insert link] or by viewing the event calendar at https://open.canada.ca/en/content/open-government-week
  • Take part in Canada's #OpenGovWeek from May 17-21. Join us on [date of event] to [describe event]. You can register now [insert link]. #OpenGovCan
  • Let's discuss #OpenGovCan during #OpenGovWeek to strengthen the collaboration between Canadians and government in light of COVID-19 response and recovery. Join us on [date of event] to discuss [topic/theme of event]. Register now [insert link].

Suggested Facebook Posts

  • #OpenGovWeek is a unique opportunity for Canadians to have an influence on how government interacts with its citizens and to discuss #OpenGovCan. Take a seat at the table by signing up to take part! Take a look at the event calendar on https://open.canada.ca/en/content/open-government-week
  • Join other Canadians who want to strengthen #OpenGovCan in their communities, cities, and provinces. This May 17-21 be a part of #OpenGovWeek and join conversations on COVID-19 response and recovery. Learn more here: https://open.canada.ca/en/content/open-government-week
  • We're taking part in #OpenGovWeek! Join us on [date of event] to [description of event]. Take part in discussing #OpenGovCan to strengthen the collaboration between Canadians and government. Register now: [insert link]. You can also see what else Canada is planning for the week of May 17-21 by viewing the event calendar here: https://open.canada.ca/en/content/open-government-week

Graphics

To promote the Open Government Week in Canada, please use the following logos and graphics. The logos were created by the international Open Government Partnership and can be used widely to promote the week. To download the graphics below, please visit our website.

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