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A Generational Change to Canada’s Access to Information Law

By The Honourable Joyce Murray in category Other on June 21, 2019

President of the Treasury Board: If you’re among those who have been paying attention, you will know that the biggest improvement to Canada’s Access to Information Act in a generation has just received royal assent! Bill C-58, an Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, is now law. Its passage brings into force the most…

Next Steps for NextGen

By The Honourable Joyce Murray in category Next Gen HR and Pay on June 17, 2019

President of the Treasury Board As part of our ongoing work to explore a future HR and pay solution for the government, I wanted to update you on the important progress we’ve made. After months of work, our team has reached a key milestone and has named the vendors who will be part of our qualified list. The 3 vendors who have been identified as possible partners in the development of a NextGen…

Launching the Accessibility Strategy – What’s Next?

By Yazmine Laroche in category Accessibility on June 7, 2019

What a week it was! The Government of Canada’s work to become the most accessible and inclusive workplace in the world was recognized and celebrated in a series of events with which I was thrilled to be involved. Sunday, May 26 marked the beginning of National AccessAbility Week 2019. So on Monday, May 27, the timing was perfect to celebrate the launch of Nothing Without Us: An Accessibility…

Securing the future of talent mobility in the Government of Canada

By Alex Benay in category Digital on May 30, 2019

It’s an exciting time for digital government in Canada. While we’re still in the early stretch of 2019, we have continued to advance the digital government agenda including, releasing the Directive on Automated Decision Making and more recently, hosting the Open Government Partnership Summit, to explore how digital technologies have reduced barriers and offered government’s new opportunities to…

Launch of the Accessibility strategy for the Public Service

By Yazmine Laroche in category Accessibility on May 27, 2019

I am so pleased to share my first blog post with you, and hope that you will be just as excited as I am about the Government of Canada’s work on accessibility and inclusion! With National AccessAbility Awareness Week beginning on Sunday, May 26, this is a wonderful opportunity for us to launch Nothing Without Us: An Accessibility Strategy for the Public Service of Canada in a special showcase…

Tracking results from the 2018-2020 National Action Plan on Open Government

By Nadiya Safonova in category Open Government on May 7, 2019

In December 2018, Canada’s 2018-2020 National Action Plan on Open Government went live. This is Canada’s fourth plan on Open Government, and we think it is our most ambitious to date. It’s important that we report our progress to Canadians. Previously, we created a Quarterly Progress Tracker to tell you what we had done in implementing our commitments. Overall this was a good experience but we…

One Year In: Multi-Stakeholder Forum explores new terrain

By Laura Wesley in category Other on May 2, 2019

It’s been 1 year since Canada launched the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Open Government. As part of this group since its inception, I have been both participant and observer to the fascinating new terrain that we are exploring. Our formal mandate is to “provide input and advice on the Government of Canada’s commitments on open government, identify new areas of focus, and build the open government…

We’re committed to pursuing the Next Generation HR and Pay Solution

By The Honourable Joyce Murray in category Next Gen HR and Pay on April 8, 2019

In my new role as President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government, one of the most important and exciting projects I’m responsible for is the design of a new process for developing the Government of Canada’s Next Generation HR and Pay solution. My counterpart, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, continues to lead efforts to stabilize and…

Open Data in Canada: A look at the Numbers…

By The Open Government Team in category Open Government on March 1, 2019

We’re celebrating the worldwide Open Data Day on March 2nd, 2019 by looking at Canada’s open data numbers and accomplishments. To mark this occasion, we’d like to highlight a few facts that show the growth of open data in the Government of Canada. We also want to share some of the steps we are taking to improve our Open Government Portal information service. The Open Government Portal The Open…

Driving digital government forward, together

By The Honourable Jane Philpott in category Digital on February 15, 2019

Evidence-based decision-making and digital government go hand in hand. In my time as a medical professional, and in my previous roles as Minister of Health and Minister of Indigenous Services, I saw how digitally enabled organizations are best placed to make informed decisions that help those who need it the most. That's why I am so enthusiastic about becoming Canada's second ever Minister of…

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