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Summary Report on Open Government Consultations March 31- July 15, 2016

The Government of Canada is renewing its approach to open and transparent government. An open consultation was held to develop a new vision for open government, as well as Canada's Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership (2016-18). This involved Canadians and stakeholders in civil society, business, academia, and other sectors.

Our 33rd data consortium!

The Canadian Council on Social Development has added another consortium to the Community Data Program! The Nova Scotia Community Data Consortium will be led by the Province of Nova Scotia's Department of Labour and Advanced Education, which works to provide fairness, safety and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn and work to their highest potential.

Transform the Sector Conference 2017

The Transform the Sector conference held last Thursday February 23rd in Toronto offered great exchanges on how to advance the social sector's impact through use of data. CCSD's Katherine Scott and Michael Ditor attended the conference, running into CDP representatives from Halton, Red Deer, Simcoe, Sudbury and York (the group selfie isn't worth posting). 

New data - Canadian Business Counts Dec 2016

Canadian business patterns data provide counts of active establishments by industry classification and employment size categories. The data are compiled from the Business Register, which is a repository of information on the Canadian business population. 

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