• Dec 7, 2017
    By: Mario Garneau, Delivery Manager and Wendy Luciani, Partnership Lead
    During our engagement sessions, people told us that the government needed to identify ways to enable non-traditional players to work with government and co-create solutions.
  • Nov 20, 2017
    By: Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer, Government of Ontario
    A few weeks ago, I had the chance to participate in the Connected150 conference and spend some time with our colleagues in the Canadian Digital Service (CDS).
  • Nov 6, 2017
    By: Sean Boots, Developer, CDS
    A few weeks ago, we opened our public recruitment campaign, looking for designers, developers, data scientists, product managers, and engagement experts. On the developer stream, a number of people have reached out to ask which technology platforms and programming languages we work in. It’s a great question! One of the exciting parts of joining CDS at such an early stage in our existence is that you’ll have a chance to shape how our technology choices...
  • Oct 24, 2017
    By: Mario Garneau, Mithula Naik and Ryan Androsoff (CDS)
    It’s an exciting time at the Canadian Digital Service (CDS) as we start rolling up our sleeves and digging into our first service delivery projects, while we are working hard on choosing our next partnership opportunities. One of our partners in these early projects is Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Sep 29, 2017
    By: Annie Leblond, Communications, CDS
    Tomorrow, September 30, is International Translation Day. For me, talking about digital in French is a challenge: properly naming new technologies and especially - especially - not losing sight of the fact that we are addressing “real people”. Thinking of users first, making them central to our work - that also comes into play with the words that we choose.
  • Sep 21, 2017
    By: Chris Govias, Chief of Design, CDS
    After a short sabbatical and a decade in the U.K., I’m delighted to announce that I’m going to be the first Chief of Design with the Canadian Digital Service, a new initiative by the Government of Canada.
  • Sep 12, 2017
    By: Yaprak Baltacıoğlu, Secretary of the Treasury Board
    The services our government provides play an important role in the lives of millions of people.
  • Aug 24, 2017
    By: Wendy Luciani, Partnership Lead, CDS
    I grew up on a farm. It was a childhood marked by the feeling of gravel beneath my feet, dirt on my hands, and the joy of picking produce right from the field. I wish I could tell you that picking projects is the same but I have yet to encounter gravel, dirt or produce during a partnership chat (bonus points if you make this happen!)
  • Aug 3, 2017
    By: Pascale Elvas, Director, CDS
    For months, I’ve been working behind the scenes to stand up the Canadian Digital Service. Through this process, I’ve done a lot of thinking about why Canada needs a digital service organization and the potential it has to change how we design government services.
  • Jul 28, 2017
    By: Sean Boots, Developer, CDS
    The UK’s Government Digital Service has a brilliant list of ten design principles. I still remember the first time I saw it. “Start with user needs”, it read, “not government needs.” Oh my goodness, I thought: this is a real UK government website! That’s …amazing!
  • Jul 25, 2017
    By: Anatole Papadopoulos, Executive Director, CDS
    Putting users first. That’s what CDS is all about. When we talk about “digital government,” it often conjures up websites, APIs, and apps. They’re part of the toolkit. But digital government is about people: their needs, their experiences, their frustrations, even their hopes.
  • Jul 18, 2017
    By: The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board
    Canadians deserve government services that are easy to access and to use. They expect their government to be focused on service to citizens. In the connected world of the 21st century, good service means digital delivery, whether you are ordering take-out, rearranging your mortgage, managing your prescriptions – or accessing government programs and services.