Our Commitment

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to the principles of Open Government - Transparency, Accountability, Participation and Collaboration.

We are demonstrating this commitment by increasing access to information and data and increasing opportunity for your involvement so that together we can develop better programs, policies and services for the people of this province.

Open Government is a government-wide initiative which involves commitment and action by all departments. The Office of Public Engagement has led this initiative by carrying out a comprehensive public engagement process, holding internal consultations, and developing this province's first Open Government Action Plan, based on the ideas and priorities of the people of the province.

We have used a variety of online tools, including social media and feedback forms, as well as in-person activities such as face-to-face meetings and interactive sessions to inform the Open Government Action Plan . In the development of this plan, we committed to gathering your ideas and identifying the issues that are important to you. Throughout the process, we shared the information we received as soon as it was possible. We then analyzed all information collected and identified important themes, issues and actions discussed by the public. This information formed the foundation of the Action Plan, which we have released in draft form in order to receive further public input before it is finalized.

Newfoundland and Labrador's first Open Government Action Plan will contain concrete commitments based on the key issues and priorities identified by the public. We will also develop a process to evaluate progress of Action Plan items, and to be accountable to you.