open data

Open Data Summit 2015 [May 25]

From coast to coast, 150-­200 attendees from businesses, nonprofits, governments, media, and academia are expected to gather on May 25 in Ottawa for this year’s theme of building sustainable, dynamic, and innovative open data communities. Summit participants will be invited to reflect on the following four big questions, which we’ll be unpacking in upcoming blog articles.

The initial schedule has been released and early bird registration is open until March 13th.

Click here for more information and to register. Follow @opennorth and #CODS15 for updates.

Open Data Summit 2015

Open Government Action Plan 2.0 Consultation – Summary Report

The Government of Canada has released a Summary Report on the Open Action Plan 2.0 Consultations that took place between April and October 2014.

What We Heard – Summary Report

The report includes many visual representations of the data collected and offers examples of comments received on different parts of the Action Plan 2.0.

Of particular interest is the section addressing the ‘Open Information Core Commitment’ and the Appendices which include summaries of the commentary from specific groups.

The Government of Canada also continues to seek feedback from the community on these issues: http://open.canada.ca/en/forms/contact-us

Canada Launches Second Action Plan on Open Government

Earlier this morning, the Government of Canada announced its Second Action Plan on Open Government. Of particular interest is the open information page and search engine, which, at this stage, provides integrated access to LAC and GoC Publications holdings. For more information, check out the following resources:

News releaseMinister Clement announcing OGAP2

Action Plan on Open Government 2.0

New website: open.canada.ca

Note the handy feedback button at the bottom of the page. Send in your comments, suggestions, questions, etc.!

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