1. Resources & Publications

    Analyzing 211 Rural Unmet Service Needs

    As a free telephone helpline and online search service that connects inquirers to community, health, social and government services, 211 Ontario records a variety of detailed caller demographics and needs information that could be of use for policy-makers in the provincial and municipal sector. This report summarizes data collection methodology,...
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    Under The Knife and Under the Gun: An Overview of Regional Government In Niagara (Policy Brief 28)

    Prof. David Siegel, an expert on local government in Ontario, weighs in on the discussion surrounding regional government in Niagara. With the Ontario government having appointed two special advisors to review how effectively and efficiently regional governments across the province are operating, this policy brief is meant to present factual...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Data Commons in Montreal’s Smart City – Beyond Open Data

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for Patrick Lozeau’s keynote presentation at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. The City of Montreal is one of the 5 finalists for...
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    The City of Welland’s Road to Certification with ISO 37120 Sustainable Cities and Communities: Indicators for City Service and Quality of Life

    This article demonstrates the City of Welland staff’s inter-departmental approach to collecting and uniting data from across city departments, to create a user-friendly open data system for stakeholders and city staff. Through team-work and consistency, Welland was able to report more than 90 of the total 100 indicators and achieve...
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    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Expert Panel on Digital Rights – Data Governance, Policy and Ethics

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for the Expert Panel on Digital Rights at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. Today there is an increasing need to examine our...
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    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Jean-Noé Landry Keynote Presentation State of Open Data – Local to Global

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for Hillary Hartley’s Keynote Presentation at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. The State of Open Data reviews the...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Hillary Hartley Keynote Presentation

    This resource package includes presentation files and additional resources for Hillary Hartley’s Keynote Presentation at the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS18) on November 8, 2018 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sharing of this package is made possible by ODX in partnership with Niagara Connects. Speaker: Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister, Consumer Services,...
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    Ontario’s Digital Action Plan: Start with Users. Deliver Together. Ontario’s Path to Simpler, Faster, Better Government

    This Action Plan outlines Ontario’s current picture, answers the question ‘what is digital’?, and describes what a digitally inclusive tomorrow looks like for Ontarians. Published By: Government of Ontario Publication Date: 2018
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    Civic Tech Playbook for Canadian Municipalities: A Guide to Engaging with Your Local Civic Tech Community

    Across Canada, data and technology are becoming increasingly synonymous with city-building. With the rapid uptake of new technologies in our daily lives, Canadians have come to expect a certain level of convenience and efficiency with government public services and products. Governments seeking to meet these new expectations face a number...

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