The Government of Canada is serving as the lead government chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). We took on this role on October 1, 2018, for one year.

We have committed to work on open government priorities that we share with our civil society co-chair, Nathaniel Heller. Our priorities for this year are:


Enable citizens, civil society and business to participate in government decision-making. This leads to more trust in government and better outcomes.


Empower under-represented citizens regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, to engage actively with governments. This allows for more equitable governments.


Help citizens understand how open government affects their day-to-day lives. This makes government accountable for results that make a difference.

Read more about our priorities in our co-chair vision document (PDF).

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