Ontario Final IRM Report 2017
Daniel J. Paré, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Independent Researcher
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a voluntary international initiative that aims to secure
commitments from governments to their citizenry to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight
corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. In 2016, OGP opened to subnational
participants in their own right as part of a pilot program. The OGP Subnational Pilot Program consists of 15
subnational governments who submitted Action Plans and signed onto the Subnational Declaration at the
Paris Global OGP Summit. This report summarizes the results of the development and implementation of
Ontario’s pilot subnational action plan from January 2017 to December 2017.
Summary of IRM Findings
Ontario completed its three commitments in time, significantly improving access to information and civic participation among youth. To strengthen future action plans, it is important to expand their focus to new sectors and establish inclusive, permanent dialogue mechanisms during the formulation of commitments.