Canadian Open Data Awards celebrate national leaders
June 13, 2017
The City of Edmonton is pleased to host the national open data community at the 2017 Canadian Open Data Awards. Presented as part of the Canadian Open Data Summit, the annual awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m today in City Hall.
This year, the following winners will be recognized for their exceptional and transformative work in the field of open data:
Open Data Accessibility Award: Powered by Data
Open Data Advocacy Award: Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Open Data for Democracy: Open Democracy Manitoba
Open Data for Value: City of Calgary
Open Data Innovation: Province of Alberta
Canadian Open Data Excellence Award 2017: Province of Ontario
Canadian Open Data Leader of the Year 2017: André Laperrière
Winners of the Open Data Rising Star Award, which recognizes up-and-coming contributors to open data across Canada, will also be announced. Nominees for this award are:
City of Brampton
Edmonton Police Services
STEM Fellowship, Toronto
“These awards recognize individuals and organizations that are pioneering the way we use open data,” said Wendy Gnenz, Branch Manager of Open City and Innovation with the City of Edmonton.