Community Network

Change from the bottom up

Civic tech community groups are at the heart of what we do. They bring policymakers, technologists, public servants and residents together and empower them to tackle local challenges using technology and design. We’re working to grow the civic tech ecosystem in Canada by supporting and connecting existing civic tech groups and helping community organizers start new ones!

How we do it:

We amplify the impact of existing community groups

We broadcast local civic tech success stories and help local groups connect to share the knowledge and expertise they need to make an impact in their communities.

We help mobilize civic tech community organizations

Are you running or starting a civic tech group in your community? We’ll set you up with the guidance, resources and relationships you need.

We look beyond our borders

We’re inspired by the impacts that engaged residents are having in their communities all around the world. We’ll be collecting and sharing stories and resources from grassroots civic tech groups across the globe, from Philadelphia to Pakistan and everywhere in between.

Join the civic tech movement!

Use the list below to find the civic tech group nearest you, and join a growing movement that’s using technology and design to improve life in Canadian cities!

No group in your area? Our Civic Tech Toolkit contains resources and advice to help you start and sustain a local civic tech hacknight.

If you have questions about how Code for Canada can support civic tech in your community, or would like to have your organization added to the list, please email Kelly Halseth at

Civic Tech Torontocivic tech2015TorontoOntario
Beta City YEGcivic tech2015EdmontonAlberta
Ottawa Civic Techcivic tech2016OttawaOntario
Civic Tech Londoncivic tech2017LondonOntario
Civic Tech Waterloo Regioncivic tech2017Kitchener-WaterlooOntario
Civic Tech Frederictoncivic tech2017FrederictonNew Brunswick
Civic Tech Vancouvercivic tech2017VancouverBritish Columbia
Civic Tech YYCcivic tech2017CalgaryAlberta
Open Northopen data2011MontrealQuebec
Data for Good Ottawaopen data2014OttawaOntario
Data for Good Vancouveropen data2013VancouverBritish Columbia
Data for Good Montréalopen data2014MontréalQuebec
Data for Good Torontoopen data2013TorontoOntario
Data for Good Calgaryopen data2013CalgaryAlberta
OpenDataBCopen data2012VancouverBritish Columbia

We’re leading a nationwide movement, and we want you to be part of it.

Join our mailing list to be first to hear about opportunities to get involved.