Open Source Software and Open Standards in Public Administration

Open Source Software and Open Standards in Public Administration

As we continue to move towards a more open government and an engaged citizenry, we still rely heavily on proprietary technologies and standards for our core operations and programs. This leads to an important question: How can the Government of Canada more broadly adopt open source software and open standards in its development of tools and solutions?

Join us as experts explain open source software and open standards in an accessible manner and why the government's key stakeholders should be committed to adopting these concepts.

This discussion will allow participants to explore some of the challenges and myths surrounding open source software in the government. It will also help participants examine the available options within our current set of programs and policies and give them the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts on related topics.

Event Information

This learning activity is designed for all public servant groups and levels and is offered at no cost.


Date and Time:

October 25, 2017 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EDT)


  • Olivia Neal, Executive Director, Digital Change, Chief Information Branch, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

  • Lena Trudeau, Senior Advisor, Canadian Digital Services; Founder and CEO, Nuage Cloud Strategies

  • Denis Skinner, Chief Information Officer and Director General, Information Technology Services, Public Service Commission of Canada


English with interpretation in French


  • Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Available across Canada by webcast

The general public can register for the webcast.

The School encourages learners to view webcast events in groups to conserve bandwidth and facilitate discussion. To minimize the risk of technical difficulties during the webcast, check connectivity prior to the session by using the School's test link. If you experience any problems, please contact your IM/IT department.



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