June 10, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Digital Government
The Government of Canada is committed to providing Canadians with the online service experience they expect in a digital age.
Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, released the Digital Government Strategy, “Secure, Reliable and Easy to Access: Transforming your Experience with the Government of Canada.” This is the first iteration of a strategy detailing the work underway to modernize the digital capabilities of the federal government to deliver quality digital services to Canadians.
From July 2020 to February 2021, the Minister of Digital Government met with 60 stakeholders from the private sector, academia and various levels of government from across the country and around the world through a series of roundtables to talk about how the government can most effectively accelerate the move to digital. These conversations have helped shape the strategy and will inform the government’s continued efforts. Ongoing engagement with digital government stakeholders will inform future iterations of the Digital Government Strategy.
Under the strategy, the work is organized into four areas:
- Modernizing the way we replace, build, and manage major IT systems
- Providing services to people when and where they need them
- Taking a coordinated approach to digital operations
- Transforming how we work by tackling long-standing institutional barriers to change and innovation
Work in these four areas will ensure the Government of Canada complements its existing in-person services with convenient, seamless digital services that are easier to access for citizens and businesses.