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We are a non-profit, driven by our values. We work with public, private and research partners as well as community stakeholders to foster effective, responsible, and collaborative use of data and technology and solve complex problems.

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For data and technology that empower transparent, accountable and inclusive communities.


Open North drives research, capacity-building and network collaboration across and within sectors to advance the responsible and effective use of data & technology.

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Our Team

Our dynamic team comprises members from diverse backgrounds in a variety of sectors, with specialized expertise in government, strategic and operational planning, community building, information technology, applied research, international development and policy development.

Merlin Chatwin

Executive Director

Maria Tomovic

Deputy Executive Director

Lana Petraznyk

Director of Operations

Megan Wylie

Program Manager

Steve Coutts

Research Analyst

Lauriane Gorce

Senior Program Officer

Yasmin Rajabi

Program Manager

Lucas Mesquita


Marie Plamondon


Samuel Kohn

Program Manager

Karine Saboui

Research Analyst

Dominique Camps

Project Administration Officer (Intern)

Sanjida Rabbi

Research Support Officer (Intern)

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