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The 2018 Survey of Albertans on Culture and Tourism is a province-wide telephone survey of 1,000 adult Albertans designed to understand participation in and public appreciation of: • Arts and Culture, • Tourism, • Sports, • Heritage, and • Recreation. Now, through the Alberta Open Government Portal, you can access the data from the survey. […]
Did you know that September 24-28 this year is Right to Know Week in Canada? Canada celebrates this week every year to raise awareness of a citizen’s right to access public information. In the spirit of open government and transparency, the Alberta Open Government Portal provides access to government data and information. An important part […]
This summer, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada launched the Federated Open Data Search Pilot Project. This project is a collaboration between our two programs that is fostering the creation of a federated open data search capability. This ‘federation’ (a simultaneous search of multiple resources) means that visitors to the open data […]
This summer, the Alberta Open Government Program celebrated the fifth anniversary of our Open Government Portal. What we are celebrating is a portal that provides access to Alberta data, publications, graphs and charts that the government creates. We celebrate: That the number of datasets that we launched in our first version of the portal has […]
At the end of August, the department’s rangeland management team made 65+ years of ecological data available on the Government of Alberta’s Open Data Portal. It’s a significant step on the path toward making the data the government collects more readily available to anyone who needs it. “The real advantage is that anyone can find […]
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 […]
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 […]