A celebration of civic tech
The two biggest levers for improving people’s lives at scale are technology and government. What happens when we bring them together?
On August 9, 2018, government innovators and civic tech leaders from across the country gathered in Toronto for the first ever Code for Canada Showcase.
The theme of the event was delivering civic tech in Canada. Together, Code for Canada staff, our inaugural fellowship teams and their government partners, and a range of Canadian civic tech practitioners demonstrated what’s possible when technology and design are used to solve complex — and meaningful — civic challenges.
The impact of fellowship
The Code for Canada fellows were joined on stage by their partners at the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Veterans Affairs Canada. They unveiled the 21st century public services they built together, and shared how the fellowship accelerated digital transformation and culture change inside government.
Canada’s civic tech ecosystem
The depth and breadth of the national civic tech movement was on display at the Code for Canada Showcase. Public servants, entrepreneurs and community organizers shared how they’re using technology and design for good, and demonstrated how civic tech breaks down siloes and fosters collaboration.
“That’s the beauty of civic tech. Solutions don’t need to profitable, they just need to do good.”Dr. Jules Maitland
“Technology is built by a certain group of people, and governed by a certain group of people … with privilege and power.”Nasma Ahmed
Meet the speakers
Excited by what you saw at the 2018 Code for Canada Showcase? Here’s how you can get involved with Code for Canada and contribute to our work.
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- Join your local civic tech group to discover how technology and design can improve your community!
- Check out our blog for news and stories from Canada’s civic tech movement!
- Sign up for our mailing list to get the latest updates from Code for Canada.
- Attend an Open House to meet the team and learn about our programs.
Thank you to our showcase sponsor!
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