Survey about open government in Canada: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ogpcanadaenglish
Deadline November 8, 2013.
Canada is a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), an international organisation.
The OGP has a third-party Independent Reporting Mechanism, to assess how civil society sees the progress of individual countries.
One of the main things it looks at is whether a country is meeting its Action Plan.
Here's Canada's Open Government Action Plan, Year 1
- on Canada's site: http://data.gc.ca/eng/canadas-action-plan-open-government
- on the Open Government Partnership site: http://www.opengovpartnership.org/country/canada/action-plan
NOTE: The original Canadian Open Government site open.gc.ca is gone and all of its links are broken; it redirects to data.gc.ca
Countries do their own self-assessments, in addition to the third-party assessment. The Canadian self-assessment (the government's assessment of its own progress) is available at: http://data.gc.ca/eng/implementation-canadas-action-plan-open-government-year-1-self-assessment-report
If you have feedback for the third-party report you still have time to complete the official independent survey (also linked at the top of this post). The independent reporting is being done by Dr. Mary Francoli of Carleton University.
You can read more about the Independent Reporting Mechanism on the OGP site: http://www.opengovpartnership.org/about/about-irm
As part of Canada's participation in the OGP, this year Canada is co-chairing the Open Data Working Group (one of five new thematic working groups).
You can contact the organisers of the working groups if you're interested in joining.
You can follow the livestream of the Open Data Working Group meeting from the OGP Summit, on October 31, from 10:15am Eastern to 11:30am (2:15pm GMT to 3:30pm).
UPDATE 2013-11-01: Video now on YouTube #OGP13 Summit: Open Data Working Group (starts at 08m10s). ENDUPDATE
Group Anchors for the Open Data Working Group are:
Stephen Walker, Senior Director, Open Government and Information Management, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada
José M. Alonso, Open Data Program Manager, Web Foundation and Member, Global Open Data Initiative
You can follow:
- OGP Summit 2013: #OGP13 and event website with livestream links http://www.opengovpartnership.org/get-involved/london-summit-2013
- Stephen Walker: @sbwalker61 (rarely used). Organisation: @TBS_Canada and the data.gc.ca blog
- Jose Alonso: @josemalonso Website http://josema.net/ Organisation: @webfoundation and website http://www.webfoundation.org/
April 11, 2012 Canadian Open Government Action Plan
April 18, 2012 Canada and US at Open Government Partnership Brasilia Conference