We are excited to collaborate with the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) on values-based initiatives to help municipalities use data and technology in the public’s interest. We will work together to better understand challenges and innovative solutions for communities, identify learning opportunities from our own experiences towards engaging with our respective networks, as well as we will foster collaboration and networking on topics of data and technology in the public’s interest.
About the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
ICTC is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy and the trusted source for evidence-based policy advice, forward-looking research, and creative capacity building programs. ICTC has a team of over 80 qualified professionals across Canada whose mission is to strengthen Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy. ICTC’s vision is to foster globally competitive Canadian industries and a prosperous society empowered by innovative digital solutions.
About Open North
Founded in 2011, Open North is Canada’s leading not-for-profit values-driven organization specializing in open data and open government, community engagement, and open smart cities. Our mission is to drive research, capacity-building and network collaboration across and within sectors to advance the responsible and effective use of data and technology in order to achieve our vision of data and technology that empower transparent, accountable and inclusive communities. Through research and advisory services, we empower communities to reimagine how to use and govern data and technology and make informed decisions in the public interest. Our work is grounded in values of transparency, accountability, civic participation and inclusivity. We share the tools and knowledge we develop back to the community for all to benefit and move towards a better data and tech future.