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Do-It-Yourself Open Data Toolkit Now Available for Municipal Governments

October 30, 2017  
Posted by: Jacqueline O'Hara
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The Do-It-Yourself Open Data Tool Kit is is the outcome of a pilot project between the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and OpenNorth.

This toolkit comes equipped with training materials, best practices, tools and resources to help municipal governments develop and implement their own open data initiative.  For municipalities who have not yet begun an open data project, this toolkit gives a comprehensive approach on how to implement one.

Take a look at the municipalities who contributed to this toolkit.  Several of them are from our very own MISA community, including MISA Ontario President Connie McCutcheon!

DIY Open Data Municipal Advisory Committee for providing technical advice

  • City of Vancouver, BC - Linda Low
  • City of Surrey, BC - Bill McKay
  • City of Edmonton, AB - Soumya Ghosh
  • County of Grande Prairie, AB - Tracy Archibald
  • City of Regina, SK - Cindy Howden
  • City of Winnipeg, MB - Andrew Burton
  • City of Guelph, ON - Sasha Einwechter
  • Niagara Region, ON - Connie McCutcheon, Nathan Childs
  • City of Toronto, ON - Denis Carr
  • City of Ottawa, ON - Rob Giggey
  • City of Montreal, QC - Stephane Guidoin
  • City of Quebec, QC - Frederic Martel
  • City of Fredericton, NB - Rob Lunn
  • City of Halifax, NS - Mark Helm
  • International Open Data Charter Secretariat - Robert Palmer

DIY Open Data Prototype test sites for undertaking to test the DIY toolkit prototype

  • City of Barrie, ON - Rhonda Bunn, Brent Harlow
  • City of Pitt Meadows, BC - Darrin Fast, Gord Gillespie

You can get more information about the toolkit and full acknowledgements by heading over to the Open Government website.