Alberta Open Data: Sole-Source Service Contracts

The Government of Alberta Sole-Source Service Contract database provides information on sole-source service contracts of $10,000 or more made by Government of Alberta departments. The database has recently been updated with an additional 213 contracts with start dates on or before December 31, 2017. Government of Alberta sole-source service contract data is also available in […]



Observations and Reflections on the Past and Future of Open Government

After five years leading the Alberta Open Government Program, it is with mixed feelings that I am moving on to tackle other challenges within the Government of Alberta. And so here are my observations of the last five years and reflection on the challenges and opportunities as we look ahead to the next five. In […]



Open(ing) Government

We really like this article published in the Canadian journal Policy Options and written by Kent Aitken, who is currently the Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow at the Public Policy Forum, studying and advising on governance in the digital age. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/august-2017/opening-government/ Kent does an excellent job of addressing the concept of open government and its […]



Alberta Open Government Program Wins Award at the 2017 Canadian Open Data Summit

Last month, the Alberta Open Government team attended this years’ Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) hosted by the City of Edmonton at the Chateau Lacombe. Every year, CODS addresses the most pressing challenges facing the open data and open government communities. This year the themes were: Open Data and Analytics; Open Data Partnerships; and Crowdsourcing. […]