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Canadian Open Data Institute connects our local open data communities

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The Canadian Open Data Institute (also known as CODI) is an organization that helps drive the open data ecosystem in Canada. Following the footsteps of the Open Data Institute in the United Kingdom, CODI has been connecting local open data

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Sela Canada helps improve maternal outcomes for pregnant women without a fixed address

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Sela Canada took home the 2014 Microsoft Humanitarian Response Citizenship Award for their work with the My Baby and Me Passport, a tool to improve maternal and child health outcomes for young, pregnant homeless and marginally housed women. “We are deeply honored

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Open Government Turtle

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Although the official Open Government Tour launches on July 2nd in Toronto, I figured it would be important to hold “practice” events where I could test my camping gear and the format of the events. Think of it as a

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Open Government Tour – Gear Up Events

Although the Open Government Tour doesn’t officially launch until July 2nd, there will be a few “Gear Up Events” in the Greater Toronto Area that people can attend 1) June 16 – Niagara Region 2) June 17 – Peel Region

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Open Government Tour 2014

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On July 2nd, 2014, I will take off on a Cross-Canada motorcycle tour in an attempt to bring attention to the Open Government & Open Data movements. This post will acts as a kind of “homebase” (along with my personal

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Why APIs Should Be the Default for Publishing Open Data

By Chris Metcalf & Patrick Hasseries   This post originally appeared on the Socrata blog. Socrata is a Seattle-based software company and pioneer of the open data movement. In a world where government data is an economic commodity and a

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