This past summer, we wrote about the increasing number of funders joining the open data movement by publishing their grant data in an open format. These funders were joining the open data “dance party” started by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and followed by the Canada Council for the Arts.Read More
Has our Prime Minister’s recent summer vacation taken Canadian transparency to a new level? Spotted by a Peterborough family emerging from a cave shirtless, our prime minister’s chiseled abs have been covered by national and international media alike. Here’s a list of what has got us wanting to take our own shirts off and run into the wide open Canadian wilderness.
We’ve written before about the benefits that unique identifiers can provide, in terms of improving data flows and enabling richer types of analysis.Although we love the idea of unique identifiers for non-profits, we’re disappointed by the implementation of the BRIDGE registry, which officially launched in February.Read More
Let’s take a moment to do something thoroughly un-Canadian: brag about Canada.The GovLab recently launched a new report, having scoured the world for the best examples they could find of open data’s positive impacts. The first edition includes a dozen case studies, and one of them hails from the great whRead More