FWDThinking is a partnership between the CSPS Digital Academy and FWD50 organizers. This episode is Part 1 of a conversation about Canada’s digital government journey.
- The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government
- Aaron Snow, Chief Digital Officer, Government of Canada
- Dominique Bohn, Chief Digital Officer, Government of Alberta
- Jaimie Boyd, Chief Digital Officer, Government of British Columbia
- David Heffernan, Chief Digital Officer, Government of Newfoundland
- Rick Wind, Chief Information Officer, Government of the Northwest Territories
- Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital and Data Officer, Government of Ontario
This is not the only time that Canada’s digital leaders come together. One such example of cross-Canada collaboration led by the Canada School of Public Service is happening with the upcoming six-week bootcamp, How to be Digital in the Canadian Public Service. Hosted by Apolitical, this course is a pan-Canadian initiative led by the Canada School of Public Service. The course provides an overview of the digital government movement, and what it means to do government differently.
Read the full transcript.
Some video highlights:
- [4:00] Minister Murray points to the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit as an example of governments working across jurisdictions
- [6:41] Dominique Bohn says that she prefers that people have better experiences of government
- [10:00] Rick Wind notes that the importance of addressing skill gaps and modernizing public service approaches to solving problems
- [16:00] Aaron Snow points out that, as unexciting as it sounds, efficiency is a selling point for digital government
- [18:01] Hillary Hartley reflects that COVID drove home for government the importance of putting people at the heart of services
- [20:56] Hillary Hartley talks about the need to work with policy from the get-go in the design and delivery of services
- [25:25] Before signing off, Minister Murray reminds everyone that digital is at the heart of all the work of government
- [31:10] David Heffernan reiterates the need for a pan-Canadian approach to digital identity
- [40:40] Jaimie Boyd joins the conversation and emphasizes the need for collaboration across orders of government in order to deliver better, seamless services