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C01.2.5 - A Government of Canada Digital Academy is established, and at least 40 nominated participants complete its premium course curriculum (August 2019)

2019-06

Milestone: - Help Canadians learn about Canada’s work on open government through learning materials, information sessions, and enhanced training for public servants (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C01 - User-friendly open government
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Complete      Comment
Progress Summary

59 learners completed the practicum learning journey across all streams on June 11, which was Practicum Demo Day. 47 learners participated in the Premium stream, and 12 in Solutions Leadership.
We have video footage from the final presentations on the Academy's Youtube channel. CSPS studio is also currently working on a short video on practicum for Busrides.ca, set to be published publically in the fall.
The intake process for the first cohort of learners had significant room for improvement, as learners had very different levels of expertise for each of the streams. For the incoming cohort in September 2019, the Academy is trying a different intake model.

C01.2.6 - 3 workshop events are held to train federal public servants on employing administrative data in decision-making (June 2020)

2019-06

Milestone: - Help Canadians learn about Canada’s work on open government through learning materials, information sessions, and enhanced training for public servants (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C01 - User-friendly open government
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

The first data-focused learning event took place on March 26 on the topic of Data Rights and Ethics in Decision-making; we had 70 people in attendance and 270 individuals connected online. We also had a "Getting the Best out of AI: Shaping the Public Service of the Future" that discussed how AI could assist with government tasks such as data manipulation. The event was attended by 100 people in person, with over 150 individuals joining online. For future events, we are hosting an Open Government Forum with speakers from within government and around the world on September 26th; the topic will be Digital disruption: disrupt to innovate?. Session topics will include those such as increasing digital competencies in the public service and success stories of digital innovation in government. We will be continuously running events throughout the year and data remains a key focus area for these events.
Event website: https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/events/dredm/index-eng.aspx Video for AI in government event: EN (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi4X-5SFmaY) FR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMpiyB89T8s&t=129s
In a data-driven and -rich environment, the requirements for data literacy and responsibility are increasing for every public servant. Training and learning events need to be both technically sound and broadly applicable.

C04.7.5 - Through the CSPS Digital Academy, an AI curriculum is established at the Canada School of Public Service to help build literacy on AI among federal public servants. Curriculum will support the data analyst community, raise awareness of AI supported public services across the government, and help to reach common nomenclature aligned with existing best practices (January 2019)

2019-06

Milestone: - Improve transparency and awareness of artificial intelligence (AI) supported public services (CSPS/ISED/TBS)
Commitment: C04 - Digital government and services
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Complete      Comment
Progress Summary

The Digital Academy launched a dedicated AI learning program in January 2019 in collaboration with a university professor and subject matter experts from across the Government of Canada.
Github space with course materials: https://github.com/CSPS-EFPC-DAAN/Data-AI-ML
Public servants interested in, or working with, AI are coming from many different educational and work backgrounds. The challenge is finding a common ground for students that builds on existing foundations while advancing learners' understanding and practice. One example would be the wide variance in familiarity with R and Python as tools to support AI work.

C08.2.1 - Competencies for supporting open and inclusive dialogue are part of a policy competency framework for public servants (March 2019)

2019-06

Milestone: - Promote development of skills and competencies required to design, facilitate, and support open and inclusive dialogue in policy development, with support materials and capacity building activities (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C08 - Feminist and inclusive dialogue
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Complete      Comment
Progress Summary

CSPS GBA+ Premium pilot courses were offered from October 2018 to February 2019 to public servants nominated by their Deputy Heads
10 pilot classes were delivered to a total of 115 participants from 38 federal departments and agencies.
- there is a varied understanding of policy across government, and therefore also a varied interpretation of what "open and inclusive dialogue" looks and feels like when looking at a policy competency framework for public servants. It has been challenging to bring more of a common understanding first to policy itself, before engaging in the open and inclusive aspect.

C08.2.2 - Capacity-building activities are developed and offered to public servants (September 2019)

2019-06

Milestone: - Promote development of skills and competencies required to design, facilitate, and support open and inclusive dialogue in policy development, with support materials and capacity building activities (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C08 - Feminist and inclusive dialogue
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

Introduction to Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) online course is offered to Public Servants through GCcampus and also through the Department for Women and Gender Equality, formerly Status of Women Canada, website. The CSPS also continued to offer its 1-day workshop on GBA+: Applying Your Knowledge (T731) CSPS formally launched its GBA+ Premium course in May 2019 following a successful pilot phase. This Premium offering will be delivered on a monthly basis from September 2019 onwards.
Link to Introduction to Gender-based Analysis Plus: https://learn-apprendre.csps-efpc.gc.ca/application/en 10 offerings of the 1-day workshop on GBA+: Applying Your Knowledge (T731) were delivered between December 2018 and March 2019 to a total of 146 participants.
- the term "open and inclusive dialogue" may mean different things to different individuals. As such, it has been challenging to develop a "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to capacity-building activities.

C08.2.3 - Open and inclusive dialogue case studies and supporting materials are published and shared with the public (September 2019)

2019-06

Milestone: - Promote development of skills and competencies required to design, facilitate, and support open and inclusive dialogue in policy development, with support materials and capacity building activities (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C08 - Feminist and inclusive dialogue
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

GBA+ Case Studies are currently in development. Multiple videos relating to GBA+ were produced and made available to the public.
Link to CSPS website/video: https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/gbap-acsp-fra.aspx
- it has been challenging to develop policy development case studies in a manner that a very broad public can easily digest/understand. The public first needs to come to a common understanding of what is policy (not well-understood outside of government, sometimes even inside government), before being able to look deeper at a case study. In some aspects, good case studies are often the subject of Cabinet confidence material and takes a lot of work to "sanitize" or transform significantly before it can be released publicly.

C06.2.1 - The RRM is fully operationalized, and the coordination unit at Global Affairs Canada is established (November 2018)

2019-03

Milestone: - Leverage the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) to strengthen international capacity to identify and respond to a diversity of evolving threats to democracy, including through sharing information and analysis, and identifying opportunities for coordinated responses (GAC)
Commitment: C06 - Healthy democracy
Lead Organization: Global Affairs Canada
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

RRM Terms of Reference are approved. RRM Information-sharing protocols are approved. The RRM Coordination Unit is fully operational.
The RRM Coordination Unit is operational, with staffing and resources in place to deliver its mandate

C06.2.2 - The RRM Focal Points convene on a regular basis (Ongoing through June 2020)

2019-03

Milestone: - Leverage the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) to strengthen international capacity to identify and respond to a diversity of evolving threats to democracy, including through sharing information and analysis, and identifying opportunities for coordinated responses (GAC)
Commitment: C06 - Healthy democracy
Lead Organization: Global Affairs Canada
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

The RRM Coordination Unit organized its second in-person meeting of RRM Focal Points to discuss, among other things, opportunities to strengthen shared understanding of threats to democracy.
G7 RRM Focal Points November meeting, available at https://twitter.com/RightsGAC/status/1059543678987862016

C06.2.3 - The RRM will be tried and tested during its first year of operation (January 2020)

2019-03

Milestone: - Leverage the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) to strengthen international capacity to identify and respond to a diversity of evolving threats to democracy, including through sharing information and analysis, and identifying opportunities for coordinated responses (GAC)
Commitment: C06 - Healthy democracy
Lead Organization: Global Affairs Canada
Status: Limited progress      Comment
Progress Summary

The RRM is in its first 6 months of operation. The RRM has begun producing and sharing various reports with G7 partners and other stakeholders, including a monthly newsletter on threats to democracy titled “RRM Wire.” The RRM is also integrated into national structures to protect Canadian elections, which will test the mechanism in its first year
Government of Canada unveils plan to safeguard Canada’s 2019 election, available at https://www.canada.ca/en/democratic-institutions/news/2019/01/government-of-canada-unveils-plan-to-safeguard-canadas-election.html
Content of some RRM reports may require approval by all G7 members before their release to a wider audience, which may create a lengthy approval processes. This will be unknown until the mechanism and protocols are fully tested in the coming months

C06.2.1 - The RRM is fully operationalized, and the coordination unit at Global Affairs Canada is established (November 2018)

2019-06

Milestone: - Leverage the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) to strengthen international capacity to identify and respond to a diversity of evolving threats to democracy, including through sharing information and analysis, and identifying opportunities for coordinated responses (GAC)
Commitment: C06 - Healthy democracy
Lead Organization: Global Affairs Canada
Status: Complete      Comment
Progress Summary

RRM extended its information and analysis sharing network to like-minded countries and experts, including Australia, Lithuania, New Zealand and the Netherlands. This information sharing also includes a growing community of experts, currently comprised of over 100 specialists working in this space.

C09.3.1 - Systems supporting consultation and engagement are updated to enhance transparency (August 2020)

2019-03

Milestone: - Work with Indigenous peoples to identify ways in which transparency around consultation and engagement activities can be enhanced (CIRNA)
Commitment: C09 - Reconciliation and open government
Lead Organization: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Status: Limited progress      Comment
Progress Summary

On-going enhancements to the Aboriginal Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) based on consultation and collaboration with Indigenous groups to validate their community information in ATRIS.
Aboriginal Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) http://sidait-atris.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/atris_online/home-accueil.aspx?lang=en
Challenges around complexity and breadth of overall consultation issues.

C09.3.1 - Systems supporting consultation and engagement are updated to enhance transparency (August 2020)

2019-06

Milestone: - Work with Indigenous peoples to identify ways in which transparency around consultation and engagement activities can be enhanced (CIRNA)
Commitment: C09 - Reconciliation and open government
Lead Organization: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Status: Limited progress      Comment
Progress Summary

A) On-going enhancements to the Aboriginal Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) based on consultation and collaboration with Indigenous groups to validate their community information in ATRIS. B) Co-development of 'Engagement and Data Validation Strategy' with our Indigenous partners such as Consulutation Protocol holders.
Aboriginal Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS): http://sidait-atris.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/atris_online/home-accueil.aspx?lang=en
A) Challenges around complexity and breadth of overall consultation process. B) Challenges around internal and Indigenous community capacity.

C08.7.1 - A Federal Housing Advocate and National Housing Council are appointed and are starting to consult and collaborate with stakeholders, including people with lived experience of housing need and homelessness (August 2020)

2019-03

Milestone: - Put people with lived experiences of the consequences of public policy, including members of vulnerable communities such as persons who are homeless or in poverty, at the centre of Government of Canada policy design processes (ESDC)
Commitment: C08 - Feminist and inclusive dialogue
Lead Organization: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Status: Limited progress      Comment
Progress Summary

In spring 2018, the federal government held in-person consultations across the country and received hundreds of on-line submissions on elements of a human rights-based approach to housing, including the Advocate and Council. The Government is considering the input received.
https://www.placetocallhome.ca/pdfs/NHS-Human-Rights-Approach-to-Housing-Consultation-2018-en.pdf

C08.7.1 - A Federal Housing Advocate and National Housing Council are appointed and are starting to consult and collaborate with stakeholders, including people with lived experience of housing need and homelessness (August 2020)

2019-06

Milestone: - Put people with lived experiences of the consequences of public policy, including members of vulnerable communities such as persons who are homeless or in poverty, at the centre of Government of Canada policy design processes (ESDC)
Commitment: C08 - Feminist and inclusive dialogue
Lead Organization: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Status: Limited progress      Comment
Progress Summary

National Housing Strategy Act that includes the creation of a Federal Housing Advocate and National Housing Council received Royal Assent June 21, 2019
Materials in support of next steps to establish the National Housing Council are being drafted and not yet publicly available
Ensuring diverse representation on the Council

C01.2.5 - A Government of Canada Digital Academy is established, and at least 40 nominated participants complete its premium course curriculum (August 2019)

2019-03

Milestone: - Help Canadians learn about Canada’s work on open government through learning materials, information sessions, and enhanced training for public servants (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C01 - User-friendly open government
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

As of March 8 2019, 43 learners are participating in 3 out of 5 prototype cohorts, with Leadership and DevOps cohorts starting in March and April 2019. All five cohorts are scheduled to complete in May 2019.
GitHub space with course materials for each cohort: https://github.com/CSPS-EFPC-DAAN
We view these cohorts as prototypes. The challenges will be 1) ensuring that learning keeps pace with the changing environment and government needs and 2) scaling to more public sector employees. We're interested in connecting with experts in data, AI, design, DevOps, and disruptive technologies as we evolve the Digital Academy.

C01.2.6 - 3 workshop events are held to train federal public servants on employing administrative data in decision-making (June 2020)

2019-03

Milestone: - Help Canadians learn about Canada’s work on open government through learning materials, information sessions, and enhanced training for public servants (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C01 - User-friendly open government
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

The first data-focused learning event is scheduled for March 26 on the topic of Data Rights and Ethics in Decision-making.
Event website: https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/events/dredm/index-eng.aspx
In a data-driven and -rich environment, the requirements for data literacy and responsibility are increasing for every public servant. Training and learning events need to be both technically sound and broadly applicable.

C04.7.5 - Through the CSPS Digital Academy, an AI curriculum is established at the Canada School of Public Service to help build literacy on AI among federal public servants. Curriculum will support the data analyst community, raise awareness of AI supported public services across the government, and help to reach common nomenclature aligned with existing best practices (January 2019)

2019-03

Milestone: - Improve transparency and awareness of artificial intelligence (AI) supported public services (CSPS/ISED/TBS)
Commitment: C04 - Digital government and services
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Complete      Comment
Progress Summary

The Digital Academy launched a dedicated AI learning program in January 2019 in collaboration with a university professor and subject matter experts from across the Government of Canada.
GitHub space with course materials: https://github.com/CSPS-EFPC-DAAN/Data-AI-ML
Public servants interested in, or working with, AI are coming from many different educational and work backgrounds. The challenge is finding a common ground for students that builds on existing foundations while advancing learners' understanding and practice. One example would be the wide variance in familiarity with R and Python as tools to support AI work.

C08.2.1 - Competencies for supporting open and inclusive dialogue are part of a policy competency framework for public servants (March 2019)

2019-03

Milestone: - Promote development of skills and competencies required to design, facilitate, and support open and inclusive dialogue in policy development, with support materials and capacity building activities (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C08 - Feminist and inclusive dialogue
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Complete      Comment
Progress Summary

CSPS GBA+ Premium pilot courses were offered from October 2018 to February 2019 to public servants nominated by their Deputy Heads
10 pilot classes were delivered to a total of 115 participants from 38 federal departments and agencies.
There is a varied understanding of policy across government, and therefore also a varied interpretation of what "open and inclusive dialogue" looks and feels like when looking at a policy competency framework for public servants. It has been challenging to bring more of a common understanding first to policy itself, before engaging in the open and inclusive aspect.

C08.2.2 - Capacity-building activities are developed and offered to public servants (September 2019)

2019-03

Milestone: - Promote development of skills and competencies required to design, facilitate, and support open and inclusive dialogue in policy development, with support materials and capacity building activities (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C08 - Feminist and inclusive dialogue
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

Introduction to Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) online course is offered to Public Servants through GCcampus and also through the Department for Women and Gender Equality, formerly Status of Women Canada, website. The CSPS also continued to offer its 1-day workshop on GBA+: Applying Your Knowledge (T731) CSPS will be opening up GBA+ Premium to all analysts in 2019.
Link to Introduction to Gender-based Analysis Plus: https://learn-apprendre.csps-efpc.gc.ca/application/en 10 offerings of the 1-day workshop on GBA+: Applying Your Knowledge (T731) were delivered between December 2018 and March 2019 to a total of 146 participants.
The term "open and inclusive dialogue" may mean different things to different individuals. As such, it has been challenging to develop a "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to capacity-building activities.

C08.2.3 - Open and inclusive dialogue case studies and supporting materials are published and shared with the public (September 2019)

2019-03

Milestone: - Promote development of skills and competencies required to design, facilitate, and support open and inclusive dialogue in policy development, with support materials and capacity building activities (CSPS/TBS)
Commitment: C08 - Feminist and inclusive dialogue
Lead Organization: Canada School of Public Service
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

GBA+ Case Studies are currently in development. Multiple videos relating to GBA+ were produced and made available to the public.
Link to CSPS website/video: https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/gbap-acsp-fra.aspx
It has been challenging to develop policy development case studies in a manner that a very broad public can easily digest/understand. The public first needs to come to a common understanding of what is policy (not well-understood outside of government, sometimes even inside government), before being able to look deeper at a case study. In some aspects, good case studies are often the subject of Cabinet confidence material and takes a lot of work to "sanitize" or transform significantly before it can be released publicly.

C03.2.2 - Federal recommendations are provided to provincial and territorial governments on improving timely access to beneficial ownership information (August 2019)

2019-06

Milestone: - Work with provincial and territorial governments and key stakeholders representing various perspectives on possible options to improve timely access to beneficial ownership information, including retention and disclosure obligations relating to such information and the exploration of a public registry option (FIN/ISED)
Commitment: C03 - Corporate transparency
Lead Organization: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

Measures passed in June 2019 in federal Bill C-97 presented to provinces and territories via working group as potential model to enhance access. Discussions ongoing as to further measures.
https://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?billId=10404016&Language=E&View=6
Corporate law is an area of shared federal-provincial-territorial jurisdiction, and substantially similar measures must be implemented in all jurisdictions to avoid regulatory arbitrage.

C03.3.1 - All elements of the Agreement are implemented by the federal government (August 2020)

2019-06

Milestone: - Continue to work with provincial and territorial governments to support coordinated implementation of the Agreement to Strengthen Beneficial Ownership Transparency (FIN/ISED)
Commitment: C03 - Corporate transparency
Lead Organization: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

Federal commitments from December 2017 on beneficial ownership passed by Parliament in December 2018 and took effect June 2019. CBCA was already compliant with commitments on bearer shares. Federal-provincial-territorial work ongoing with respect to further access measures.
https://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?billId=10127729&Language=E
Corporate law is an area of shared federal-provincial-territorial jurisdiction, and substantially similar measures must be implemented in all jurisdictions to avoid regulatory arbitrage.

C04.3.1 - Canadians are informed and engaged, offering bold ideas through online forums and at least 25 in‑person events. (December 2018)

2019-06

Milestone: - Engage with Canadians on what digital and data transformation means for business, civil society, and Canadians (ISED)
Commitment: C04 - Digital government and services
Lead Organization: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Status: Complete      Comment
Progress Summary

NIL: National Digital and Data Consultations closed in October 2018. Subsequent activities included: November 2018: Vancouver Design Jam for Innovation Canada to gather feedback from diverse stakeholders, 13 participants from small to medium size enterprises. December 2018: Ottawa Design Jam for Digital Services for Small Business to gather feedback from diverse stakeholders, 40 participants from small to medium size enterprises. March 2019: Waterloo Design Jam for Digital Government for Business Program and GC API Store to gather feedback from diverse stakeholders, 65 participants from small to medium size enterprises and tech development.
https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/084.nsf/eng/h_00043.html
Ensuring a representative diversity of views

C04.3.2 - Feedback from diverse stakeholders helps to inform future policy work. (December 2018)

2019-06

Milestone: - Engage with Canadians on what digital and data transformation means for business, civil society, and Canadians (ISED)
Commitment: C04 - Digital government and services
Lead Organization: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Status: Complete      Comment
Progress Summary

NIL: National Digital and Data Consultations closed in October 2018.
https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/084.nsf/eng/h_00043.html
Ensuring a representative diversity of views

C10.2.1 - The Open Data for Development Network, hosted at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and supported by Global Affairs Canada, will: Provide technical support to 10 OGP governments and civil society in developing countries for implementing open data commitments (June 2020)

2019-03

Milestone: - Support the OGP Thematic Partnership on Open Data, helping to advance the responsible release and use of open data in OGP countries (IDRC)
Commitment: C10 - Open government community
Lead Organization: International Development Research Centre
Status: Substantial progress      Comment
Progress Summary

(Source: OD4D annual report - link to come by June 2019)
(Source: OD4D annual report - link to come by June 2019)
•There is no "one size fits all" approach to implementing open data commitment, but OD4D partners continue to work to develop tools and approaches to implementing open data commitments that can be adapted to a number of contexts *Canadian sharing of best practices continues to help *Encourage Canadians working internationally to share best practise and engage with the Open Data for Development Network

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