The Open Data and Information Working Group is a sub-committee of the Joint Councils. Its mandate is to be:
- A forum for multi-jurisdictional information sharing and collaboration on open data and open information activities; and,
- The governance body for common open data and information tools shared across jurisdictions (e.g. Open Government Licence).
The objective of the Open Data and Information Working Group is:
enhance, or develop common tools, platforms, practices, and policies to
help Canadian governments increase the availability of open data and
open information to Canadians.
these common tools and approaches, as they emerge, by establishing and
maintaining governance processes that incorporate jurisdictional
interests and promote our common goals.
information sharing across jurisdictions to reduce duplication of
effort and investment in open data and open information.
- Contribute to Canada’s participation on the Open Government Partnership.