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Thank you to everyone who participated in the first Code for Canada Summit!

The 2020 Code for Canada Summit

March 10-11, 2020

The 2020 Code for Canada Summit

March 10-11, 2020

The 2020 Code for Canada Summit

March 10-11, 2020

The 2020 Code for Canada Summit

March 10-11, 2020

The 2020 Code for Canada Summit

March 10-11, 2020

At the 2020 Code for Canada Summit, we showed what’s possible.

Civic tech and digital government leaders from across Canada came together at our first annual Summit. We left buzzwords behind, and focused on real examples of change, success and learning. We’re grateful to the public servants, entrepreneurs, advocates and tech creators who added their voice to a vital conversation about how technology and design can serve the common good.

participants at the inaugural #C4CSummit

speakers, facilitators and workshop leaders

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of participants said they learned something that will benefit their work

Fellowship Demonstrations

Code for Canada’s fellowship program embeds technology and professionals inside government, where they bring the tools and processes of digital to bear on important public sector challenges. This year’s fellows took to the stage at the Summit to share the new and improved services they built in collaboration with their government partners.

Fellows working with Toronto’s Shelter Support and Housing Administration designed new digital tools to help staff connect residents experiencing homelessness with stable, permanent housing.

Fellows at Public Services and Procurement Canada helped redesign the government travel experience, so public servants can spend less time managing travel and more time helping residents.

Fellows at the Canada Energy Regulator helped make data about energy projects more accessible, so that scientists, landowners, Indigenous communities and others can participate more fully in the energy dialogue.

Fellows embedded with the Public Health Agency of Canada helped modernize the agency’s granting process, resulting in a more seamless experience for users and better data for staff.

Keynote Speakers

“Think like a system and act like an entrepreneur.”

Rowan Conway

Head of the Mission Oriented Innovation Network, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

“We envision that every First Nation will achieve data sovereignty in alignment to their distinct worldview.”

Dr. Jonathan Dewar

Executive Director, First Nations Information Governance Centre

“Moving at the speed of trust is moving slow.”

Nasma Ahmed

Director, Digital Justice Lab

“We need to bring people back to the promise of government and the fundamentally positive role it can play.”

Siri Agrell

Director, OneEleven

Case Study Panels, Convenings & Workshops

Agile in government (without the tears)

Live notes / Slide deck

Panellists: Jeff Maher, Nick Scott, Sarah Brown

Strengthening the social safety net with civic tech

Live notes / Slide deck

Panellists: CG Chen, Elvis Wong, Sandi MacKinnon, Georges Clement

Service design excellence in government

Live notes / Slide deck

Panellists: Clementine Hahn, Safiah Chowdhury, Kelsey Singbeil

Making the case for funding in digital government

Live notes / Slide deck

Panellists: Ryan Androsoff, Jenna Sudds, Katy Lalonde, Jaimie Boyd

Digital government and civic tech outside major cities

Live notes / Slide deck

Panellists: Ashleigh Weeden, Mark Burns

New models for talent acquisition and retention

Live notes / Slide deck

Panellists: Andrea Gilbrook, Sameer Vasta

Procurement innovation from the vendor perspective

Live notes / Slide deck

Panellists: Angela Najab, Kurtis McBride, Luke De Coste

Decolonizing digital

Live notes / Slide deck

Speaker: Alejandro Mayoral Baños & the Indigenous Friends Assocication

How the private sector can support civic tech

Live notes

Facilitators: Bianca Wylie, Brett Tackaberry

Expanding Canada’s civic tech community

Live notes

Facilitators: Sandi MacKinnon, Laura Chang

Better monitoring & evaluation is possible

Worksheets / Slide deck

Facilitators: Merlin Chatwin, Laura Nelson-Hamilton

Embracing agile procurement

Worksheets / Slide deck

Facilitators: Susan Talusan, Sam Laban

Communicating in the open

Worksheets / Slide deck

Facilitators: Luke Simcoe, Yael Berger

All the 2020 Summit Speakers

Rowan Conway

Rowan Conway

Mission Oriented Innovation Network
UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
Nasma Ahmed

Nasma Ahmed

Siri Agrell

Siri Agrell

Executive Director
OneEleven
Gabe Sawhney

Gabe Sawhney

Executive Director
Code for Canada
Dr. Jonathan Dewar

Dr. Jonathan Dewar

Ryan Androsoff

Ryan Androsoff

Director, Digital Leadership Program
Institute on Governance
CG Chen

CG Chen

Founder
Ample Labs
Andrea Gilbrook

Andrea Gilbrook

Sameer Vasta

Sameer Vasta

Employee Experience Lead
Ontario Digital Service
Jaimie Boyd

Jaimie Boyd

Chief Digital Officer
Government of British Columbia
Katy Lalonde

Katy Lalonde

Kurtis McBride

Kurtis McBride

Co-founder & CEO
Miovision
Nick Scott

Nick Scott

Executive Director, Open Government & Innovation
Government of New Brunswick
Sandi MacKinnon

Sandi MacKinnon

Co-founder & Organizer
Civic Tech Fredericton
Grahame Rivers

Grahame Rivers

Director, Digital Service Enablement
Transport Canada
Luke DeCoste

Luke DeCoste

Co-founder
Proof
Clementine Hahn

Clementine Hahn

Product Manager
Canadian Digital Service
Mark Burns

Mark Burns

Director of eServices
Government of Yukon
Jenna Sudds

Jenna Sudds

Councillor, Kanata North
City of Ottawa
Elvis Wong

Elvis Wong

Founder & Managing Director
Innovate Financial Health
Angela Najab

Angela Najab

Customer Success Director
Recollect
Safiah Chowdhury

Safiah Chowdhury

Policy Development Officer
Toronto Employment and Social Services
Honey Dacanay

Honey Dacanay

Director, Digital Academy
Canada School of Public Service
Ashleigh Weeden

Ashleigh Weeden

PhD Candidate & Researcher
University of Guelph
Jeff Maher

Jeff Maher

Principal Engineer
Canadian Digital Service
Alejandro Mayoral Baños

Alejandro Mayoral Baños

Merlin Chatwin

Merlin Chatwin

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead
Code for Canada
Laura Nelson-Hamilton

Laura Nelson-Hamilton

Senior Policy Advisor
Ontario Digital Service
Sam Laban

Sam Laban

Facilitator
The Guelph Lab
Sue Talusan

Sue Talusan

Bianca Wylie

Bianca Wylie

Brett Tackaberry

Brett Tackaberry

Chief Technology Officer
Rebel.com
Luke Simcoe

Luke Simcoe

Director of Outreach
Code for Canada
Yael Berger

Yael Berger

Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Digital Service
Kelsey Singbeil

Kelsey Singbeil

Director of Service Design
Government of British Columbia
Meghan Hellstern

Meghan Hellstern

Senior Project Designer
Brookfield Institute
Georges Clement

Georges Clement

Co-founder
JustFix.nyc
Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Senior Product Manager
Ontario Digital Service
Ashley Edstrom

Ashley Edstrom

Supervisor Social Assistance
City of Toronto
Sabrina Dominguez

Sabrina Dominguez

UX Design Fellow
Code for Canada
Ali Feroz

Ali Feroz

Maddy Ewins

Maddy Ewins

Product Managment Fellow
Code for Canada
Cristina Bedward

Cristina Bedward

Glennys Egan

Glennys Egan

Product Management Fellow
Code for Canada
Chantal Fremit

Chantal Fremit

Acting Director Digital Transformation
Canada Energy Regulator
Roan Reimer

Roan Reimer

UX Design Fellow
Code for Canada

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“The Code for Canada Summit offers a forum for sharing tactics for accelerating digital government work.”

Jaimie Boyd

Chief Digital Officer, Government of B.C.