Open Government Engagement Team Introduction #openON #opengov

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“We live in an exciting time when new technologies and fresh ideas can be harnessed to create powerful change..."

The promise of Open Government is simple –
A public that is engaged and informed of their government’s day-to-day activities will contribute in meaningful ways to government decision-making, and help them deliver more responsive programs and services.

We're Ontario's Open Government Engagement Team, and we are having in-person, online and social media dialogues with Ontarians about how the province can be more open.

What new ways can governments find to inform and engage the people they represent?

How can government be more open in everything it does?

We need to hear your views!

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Open Government Engagement Team Introduction #openON #opengov

  1. 1. Open Government in Ontario
  2. 2. Ontario’s Open Government Agenda “We live in an exciting time when new technologies and fresh ideas can be harnessed to create powerful change”… What new ways can governments find to inform and engage the people they represent? How can government be more open in everything it does? 2
  3. 3. What is Open Government? The promise of Open Government is simple – A public that is engaged and informed of their government’s day-to-day activities will contribute in meaningful ways to government decision-making, and help them deliver more responsive programs and services. 3
  4. 4. Public Involvement Strategies 4
  5. 5. Open Dialogue Open Dialogue is about finding new ways to engage the public, capturing diverse ideas and expertise in designing policies and programs. How can we: • move beyond traditional consultations? • help the public be a partner in developing policies and programs? • use new tools to deepen participation? 5
  6. 6. Open Data From weather information to traffic patterns, government data is a raw material for knowledge. Around the world, it has sparked innovations that help people in their everyday lives. How can we: • publish more data? • make data useful and accessible? • use data to drive innovation and stimulate economic growth? 6
  7. 7. Open Information Open Information means making government information available to the public on a proactive and ongoing basis – open by default. How can we: • help Ontarians easily get the information they need from government? • strengthen government transparency and accountability? • make information available in a way that encourages public engagement on issues? 7
  8. 8. Open Government in Action Ontario - iamsick.ca Online map of all emergency rooms, urgent care centres, walk-in clinics, and pharmacies in Canada. United States – challenge.gov Government-wide crowd-sourced contests to spur efficiency and motivate the public to participate in government Brazil – infoamazonia.org InfoAmazonia.org is a data and mapping platform that provides timely news and reports of the endangered Amazon rainforest region. United Kingdom – Challenge.gov government-wide crowd-sourced contests to spur efficiency and motivate the public to participate in government 8
  9. 9. Where can I learn more? • • Follow @ONgov and talk to us on Twitter using the hashtag #openON • 9 In-person across the province at engagement sessions hosted by the team. You can learn more about when and where on the Engagement Team site Email us your ideas at opengov@ontario.ca

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