Why get involved? Action plans help set commitments and define how we will make progress for a two-year period.
Examples of commitments from previous plans:
- The 2012-14 plan set out how we built the pilot open data portal (data.gc.ca) which eventually became open.canada.ca, Canada’s Open Government Portal.
- The 2014-16 plan defined how we would make it mandatory for federal departments to inventory and release their data. The plan also included the creation of an Open Government License, setting a re-use and sharing standard for federal data and information.
- The 2016-18 plan set the bar for increased budget transparency by making budget data open in near-real-time to make it easier for Canadians and Parliamentarians to analyze. The plan also committed the government to standardize reporting on Grants and Contributions, making it easier for Canadians and Parliamentarians to understand government spending through third-party organizations.
- The 2016-18 plan also included a foundational accountability mechanism: we committed to the establishment of a Multi-stakeholder Forum of civil society and government members to work together to provide guidance and oversight on Open Government progress. This launched in December 2017.
The question now is what the 2018-20 plan should look like. What’s next? Where do we need to make progress, and what should be the priorities?
Visit the Creating the Plan page to:
- Attend an event
- Submit an idea or comment online
- Read about the plan and send us an email or written submission