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Let's Talk About A Digital Canada

Join me at the AEBC AGM 2018 on April 29 to discuss the AEBC advocacy role in the Canadian Digital Strategy. Review the fifteen Strategy Principles below, and reflect on the three discussion questions in preparation for our interactive session.

Join the discussion on how to make government better

Open Government is about making government more accessible to everyone. This means giving greater access to government data and information to the Canadian public and the businesses community. The Directive on Open Government is Canada’s "open by default" policy, providing clear and mandatory requirements to departments which will ensure that Canadians get access the most government information and data possible.

Global Trends and the Impact on Prosperity

The digital revolution and the social rights movement are disrupting the traditional business models, and having an impact on the way we interact with machines and each other. These two global trends are rapidly merging together to form a new era of artificial inteligence that will enable all people to share in the economic prosperity. As organizations become more diverse and more automated, business leaders struggle in making effective decisions with accurate and current information. The driving forces behind rapid societal changes are shaping cultural attitudes and business strategies, but only those who understand the global trends will remain competitive and sustain market growth.

Digital Design Without Inclusive Accessibility Is Blind

Going Digital

Launch Of The Canadian Digital Service

As a follow up on the government’s Budget 2017 commitment, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) undertook a cross-country engagement process, Between September 2016 and February 2017, to solicit ideas and perspectives on an emerging Government of Canada approach to improving digital service delivery. This cross-country engagement process gave inspiration for the creation of the Canadian Digital Service, to adopt new ways of serving Canadians.

Creating New Barriers

The OHRC, in the Ontario Regulatory Registry Proposal: 10-CSS002, October 15, 2010 raised a number of concerns about the proposed AODA Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR), but seven years later in 2017, we again need to echo those same concerns. Section 9 (2) of the AODA requires the standards development process to determine the long-term accessibility objectives, but seems to have failed in Dealing with existing barriers, and stopping the creation of new barriers, which is an immediate legal duty and therefore should be a short-term objective.