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.