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Announcing an Open North leadership transition

Open North is looking for its next Executive Director. On behalf of our staff and partners, the Board of Directors wishes to thank and express our sincere gratitude to outgoing Executive Director Jean-Noé Landry for his dedication to the mission, bold vision, and community-driven leadership. “During Jean-Noé’s exceptional tenure, Open North reached unprecedented heights for a tech and data non-profit in Canada, including building an Applied Research Lab and an Advisory Service that currently serves communities of all sizes across Canada and sectors, while honing in on the values and drive that make us a leader in the global open government movement” says Board Chair Chad Lubelsky. Jean-Noé is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

Open North, with 25 staff and advisors, has come a long way since its origins in civic tech and is recognized globally for its leadership in data governance, open smart communities, data-driven public engagement, and many other areas of specialization. With a dedicated multi-disciplinary team committed to the responsible and effective use of data and technology in the public interest, Open North’s new Executive Director will step into a growing organization that is at the vanguard of non-profits in Canada. Over the next few years Open North will continue to increase its focus on core issues of openness, transparency, and collaboration in data and technology, as major issues, such as COVID-19, climate change, and artificial intelligence, shape the future of technology in our communities.

Espace Talent is coordinating the recruitment process. Interested candidates should email their interest to A full job description can be found here.

We wish Jean-Noé the best of luck in his next chapter and look forward to a community celebration this spring.

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