The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is committed to the principles of Open Government, demonstrated through efforts to increase openness, transparency and accountability.
Open Government is about providing timely, accurate information and data in a consistent manner to ensure the NWT residents are informed about government policies, activities, initiatives, spending and programs and services.
It is about engaging with NWT residents so the government can take into account the concerns and views of the public in establishing priorities, developing policies and implementing programs.
It also ensures that the GNWT is visible, accessible and answerable to the people it serves.
With the establishment of the Open Government Policy, the GNWT is working towards putting the principles of Open Government into action in the areas of Open Data, Open Information, and Open Dialogue.
Open Government Timeline
- December 2015 – Minister of Public Engagement and Transparency appointed
- February 2016 – Premier unveils proposed GNWT Mandate
- March 2016 – Ministerial Mandate letters released
- December 2016 – May 2017 – Minister of Public Engagement and Transparency conducts public engagement on Open Government
- May 2017 - Public Engagement and Transparency Portal launched to report on Ministerial Travel and Meeting Registry
- October 2017 – Public engagement on Open Government “What We Heard” report tabled
- March 2018 – Open Government Policy released