Open Government

Open by default — it’s not a catchphrase.

It’s a commitment to the people of Ontario to engage, collaborate and innovate. It starts with a government that freely shares information, unlocks the power of data in a digital age and brings more voices to the decision-making table.

We appointed our Open Government Engagement Team to find ways to turn these ideas into action. The team sparked conversations with people across the province about how government can do business differently. They’ve developed recommendations based on what they heard.

Read their report

Premier’s Letter

Our Open Government initiative will help create the transparent, accessible government the people of Ontario deserve. This is part of our vision for One Ontario, where every voice counts.

- Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

The Premier's Letter

Thank you for your help developing Ontario’s Open Data Directive

We’re currently reviewing comments on the directive and will report back soon on what we heard. Your feedback will help inform Ontario’s final Open Data Directive, which is expected to be released later this year.

Our Open Government Engagement Team

This team of public engagement and digital experts was appointed to provide advice to the government on open government initiatives.

They travelled across the province to:

  • listen and respond to your feedback
  • spark new conversations between people and government
  • look for ways to leverage technology and expand access to information

Meet the team and learn more about their consultations

Read their report

Open data in Ontario

By putting data online, we can spark innovative discoveries that could help grow our economy and improve peoples’ lives.

We launched our open data catalogue in 2012. Work is continuously underway to publish new data in an open and accessible format.

Check out the latest additions to our open data catalogue.

Are you using Ontario’s data to develop a new application? Tell us about it. Send us a message or talk to us on Twitter @ONgov using the hashtag #openON.

Open Government 101 video

Get to know what Open Government means to us, here in Ontario.

Get involved

If you knew that a single idea could change things, would you share it? We want to hear your ideas, and we’re committed to responding, sharing our findings and working with you to turn them into action.

Do you know how we can use our data to improve infrastructure or health care? Is there information you think should be made public, but isn’t?

Talk to us.

Updated: July 2, 2015