Open Data Barometer

 

The report looks specifically at 30 governments that have made concrete commitments to champion open data, either by adopting the Open Data Charter, or, as members of the G20, by signing up to the G20 Anti-Corruption Open Data Principles.

The biggest action governments can take to speed up progress is to start investing the significant resources needed to build the policies, practices and infrastructure that will drive this transformation. The report outlines a number of specific recommendations that governments can make in three key areas:

  1. Put “open by default” into action
  2. Build and consolidate open data infrastructure
  3. Publish data with purpose

Canada and the UK are tied this year for first place. Canada has advanced steadily, retaining its position as a top performer for the past five years and rising to the top in this edition. The government’s continued progress reflects a strong performance in virtually all areas — from policies to implementation. Its consistent political backing has been one the keys to its success. As Canada starts to show substantial evidence of the impact of this focus on open data across the government, social, and economic sectors, we can see this approach starting to pay off.

For more information about open data in Canada: Canadian Open Data Summit 2018

Published By: World Wide Web Foundation

Publication Date: September 2018

View Open Data Barometer

 

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
22
Tue
Sport for Life Canadian Summit @ Hilton Lac-Leamy
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day

The Sport for Life Canadian Summit brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada.

Sport for Life recognizes that quality sport and physical literacy offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health, stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and stronger national identity. By improving sport, Sport for Life aims to improve the lives of all Canadians.

This summit is hosted by Sport for Life.

Jan
23
Wed
Crime, Safety and Security: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

Citizens can fully participate in a community and enjoy their lives when they feel safe and secure in their homes, neighbourhoods, public places or workplaces. We can live more fully when we and our loved ones are not at risk of harm. Read more about the Crime, Safety and Security Sector here.

Mindfulness Workshop for Care Partners @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mindfulness Workshop for Care Partners

Speaker: Gail McKenzie-High, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

Respite services are available. Please call the office to discuss eligibility.

Register by phone (905-687-3914) or online.

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

ACT for Co-occurring Depression and Alcohol Use @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by: Holly Raymond, MSW, RSW, Clinical Director, Addiction and Mental Health Service

Aims of the session:

  • Review the clinical formulation for alcohol and depression using the ACT hexaflex
  • Review the function of alcohol use as a means of “avoidance” and the paradox of control strategies
  • Practice making room for psychological triggers to substance use and barriers to value-consistent living
  • Review defusion strategies and metaphors for alcohol use disorder and depression
  • Understand the ACT view of addiction and how “self as context” can be impacted

Attend the session in-person or remotely.

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Economic Prosperity: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

Achieving socio-economic stability is an essential ingredient in quality of life for Niagara. We have gathered the evidence that our economy is primarily based on small to medium-sized enterprises, and that the sum total of both the direct and indirect consequences of poverty is costing everyone, collectively, in Niagara $1.38 billion annually. Knowing this, leaders across Sectors are recognizing that working together toward community vibrancy is the contemporary way to build a prosperous Niagara. Read more about the Economic Prosperity Sector here.

Business of Ageing Niagara Network January Event @ Niagara College
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Mike Drak, co-author of Victory Lap Retirement
Topic: How to Design a Healthy Fulfilling Retirement Lifestyle

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

Jan
24
Thu
The Environment: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

Our environment provides beauty, living space and economic, recreational and tourist potential. It also provides for agriculture, food and nourishment. Read more about the Environment Sector here.

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