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Open Data Guidebook: A Guide to the Open Data Directive, 2015

This content is licensed under the Open Government Licence. This does not include photos or logos, as well as some other exemptions.

Learn about the guidance provided to ministries and agencies on our open data processes, practices and requirements for the Open Data Directive.


The Open Data Guidebook provides Ontario ministries and provincial agencies with information on Ontario’s open data processes. It explains the requirements of Ontario’s Open Data Directive and provides guidance to ensure consistent approaches to open data practices across government.

The guidebook also provides direction on how to identify data, assess risks, prepare Open Data for approval and publish datasets. It includes several resources, ideas for open data engagement, links to useful templates and answers to frequently asked questions.

Updated: April 27, 2022
Published: December 18, 2017