Open Government at Justice
Open government is about greater openness and transparency, strengthening democracy and citizen participation, and driving innovation and economic opportunities for all.
Explore this page to learn more about Justice Canada’s open government commitment and initiatives.
On this page
- Open Justice Commitment
- Open Doors at Justice event
- Open Government Advisory Group
- Open Data and Information
2022-24 National Action Plan on Open Government - Justice commitment
In 2012, Canada joined the Open Government Partnership, a global initiative that promotes open government principles and activities around the world. Countries who belong to the Open Government Partnership must complete national action plans explaining how they will support open government. Canada’s 2022-24 National Action Plan on Open Government includes a Justice commitment. The commitment highlights a series of initiatives aimed at helping people and organizations across the country access the data, information and services they need to identify and effectively resolve their legal problems. These initiatives reflect our commitment to advancing a people-centered approach to justice.
Learn more about the Department’s proposal for this commitment by reading the discussion paper published in 2019.
Open Doors at Justice event
During Open Government Week, Justice Canada hosts an Open Doors at Justice event to engage in dialogue with the public and stakeholders on ways to make government more open and accessible.
This event is an opportunity to come together to share knowledge and best practices, as well as to showcase work that’s being done that embodies open government principles.
Each event has a central theme informed by the public environment and feedback received from the public, stakeholders, and the open government community.
Learn more about this year’s Open Doors at Justice event.
Open Government Advisory Group
Justice Canada’s Open Government (OpenGov) Advisory Group is an internal advisory group that provides expert guidance and endorses the Department's open government initiatives. This internal advisory group reports annually to senior managers within the Department on their activities through a year in review report. Learn more by reading the Open Government at Justice Canada: A Year in Review reports available on the Open Government Portal.
Open Data and Information
Justice Canada supports maximizing the release of non-sensitive data and information. In doing so, we proactively disclose data and information to the public that reflects our mandate to support the dual roles of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Justice-related research and data plays an important role in the work that we do. Justice Canada’s research and data initiatives help support our work in developing policies, programs and legislation grounded in evidence. In the spirit of openness and transparency, the Department makes research reports and other informational products
For more information on our research and data initiatives, and to access related products, visit the Justice Research and Data webpage.
There are over 300 Justice Canada data and information assets on the Open Government Portal. Explore these assets to learn more about our policies and programs, research initiatives, and much more.
Remember that not all legal information is part of Justice Canada’s mandate. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is a distinct governmental organization. Courts in Canada also function independently and have their own websites. Provincial governments have separate Justice departments too.
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