Vital Statistics Annual Review and the Alberta Open Government Program

Submitted by Farooq Khan, Chief Data Officer, Open Government Program

This year, we are happy to report that production of the 2014 Vital Statistics Annual Review has been produced by the Open Government Program as part of the Government of Alberta’s Enterprise Wide Data Analytics Strategy. This strategy is the vision and road map for the Government of Alberta’s potential to harness data-dependent capabilities.

Alberta General Revenue Fund Details are now Open Data

Recently, the Alberta Government released the “ General Revenue Fund Details of Supplies, Services, Tangible Capital Assets and Other Payments ” (also known as The Blue Book) that shows who is doing business with government. Because this information is being released as Alberta open data, it is also available in a spreadsheet.

Open Data 150

Submitted by Mark Diner

Have you heard about Open Data 150? It’s a joint project between The Govlab and Canada’s Open Data Exchange. Open Data 150 is a mapping of Canadian companies that use open data to launch new products, enhance business processes, perform research and solve problems. The objective of this project is to understand how Canadian companies are using open data, and raise awareness of the possibilities that exist for Alberta and Canadian entrepreneurs to take advantage of the value of open data.

Alberta Wildfires

Fort McMurray and a number of other communities are under mandatory evacuation orders. A provincial state of emergency has been declared.

Updates will be posted regularly on the emergency page.

Alberta Emergency Alerts | GoA Info Line 310-4455 open 7am-10pm

New Datasets + New Software = More Open Data

Submitted by Kirk MacLeod, Open Data Coordinator

A recent development on the Alberta Open Government Portal is the inclusion of Ivation Tables (IVTs) along with some new datasets added to the portal. The format may be a new one for users of the Open Government Portal so here is a brief introduction as well as requirements for accessing IVTs.

The Child Care Dataset on the Open Government Portal is Ready for Viewing!

Submitted by Human Services

This child care dataset offers all Albertans access to information about all licensed and approved child care programs in Alberta.

Updated quarterly, this information is for public viewing. By making this data available to everyone, we hope to foster greater understanding, trust and transparency about our work and services.

Website Under Maintenance January 8-10

Submitted by Danny Downs

Due to scheduled system maintenance, the Alberta Open Government Portal ( will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8 th, 2016 until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2016.

Update on Open Government

Since the launch of the Open Government Portal and the conclusion of the Apps for Alberta competition earlier this year, staff in the Alberta Open Government Program has not been resting on their laurels. They are now focusing on three priority areas: building a plan for Government enterprise data analytics; continuing to add open data and publications to the new Open Government Portal; and thirdly, working on a commitment to federate the Alberta Open Government portal with the

The New Open Government Portal and Apps for Alberta Winners Announced

Submitted by Deron Bilous, Minister of Service Alberta

This government is committed to improving openness and accountability for Albertans and as a demonstration of this, I am proud to announce the launch of our newly expanded open government portal. The expansion of our portal provides one stop shopping for government data and information.

The Impact of Open Data in Alberta

An interview with Mark Diner, Chief Advisor of Open Government and Danny Downs, Team Lead of the Open Government Program.