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In 2018, Canada was welcomed into the Digital Nations in recognition of its track record in leading digital government, including designing services around citizens’ needs and sharing open government practices.

Canada is dedicated to upholding the principles outlined in the Digital Nations Charter and remains committed to working with global counterparts to share best practices, solve common problems and identify improvements to digital services.

Since becoming a member, Canada has been an active Digital Nations participant. In 2020, as the Chair, Canada hosted the first fully virtual Digital Nations Ministerial Summit. In the same year, it launched the Sustainable Digital Government Thematic Working Group, which examines ways that nations can green their government’s digital operations. Canada is currently the Chair of this group.

Canada is also a member of the Digital Nations Thematic Working Groups on artificial intelligence (AI), data, digital governance, and digital identity. In 2023, Canada led the Digital Nations AI Thematic Working Group in the creation of the Shared Approach to the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Government, which was endorsed at the Digital Nations Ministerial Summit in November of that year.

Canada’s work is guided by its Digital Ambition, a three-year forward-facing strategic plan which outlines its priorities for digital transformation through four main themes:

  1. Excellence in technology and operations

  2. Data-enabled digital services and programs

  3. Action-ready digital strategy and policy

  4. Evolution of structural funding, talent, and culture

Canada: List

“The Digital Ambition sets a path to enable delivery of government in the digital age for all Canadians. This will be done by providing modernized and accessible tools to support service delivery that expresses the best of Canada in the digital space.”

Our Canadian Colleagues


The Honourable Anita Anand

President of the Treasury Board


Dominic Rochon

DN Senior Official

Chief Information Officer of Canada

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Yvonne McKinnon

DN Co-Lead

Senior Policy Analyst

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Nicole Power

DN Co-Lead


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