National Digital and Data Consultations

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Technology has fundamentally changed the way that Canadians access information, work, shop and connect with each other. Digital innovation is essential to growing our economy, attracting investment and creating middle-class jobs.

At the same time, this digital transformation has also brought with it new challenges involving how innovation impacts the future of work and Canadians' privacy when it comes to their data.

June 19, 2018: Government of Canada launches national consultations on digital and data transformation

Consulting Canadians

We want your opinion on how Canada should position itself to take advantage of the new data economy:

The future of work

We want your opinion on how new technologies could impact the way we work, the jobs of tomorrow and the employment landscape.

Share your views

Trust and privacy

We want your opinion on what is the right balance between supporting innovation and protecting privacy interests while promoting trust when it comes to data.

Share your views

Unleashing innovation

We want your opinion on how Canadian businesses can remain competitive in a digital age, how they can adapt their traditional approaches, and how they can increase their ability to identify, adopt and implement digital and data driven technologies.

Share your views

2018 Roundtables

Digital innovation leaders will host roundtable discussions in cities across Canada with business, academia, civil society and others. Because there is strength in our diversity, the roundtables will include women, Indigenous peoples and other under-represented groups.

Minister Navdeep Bains hosted the first roundtable in Ottawa on June 19, 2018. Subsequent cross-Canada roundtables, beginning early August, will take place in select cities, targeting Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Fredericton, Charlottetown, Halifax, St. John's, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit. The engagement process will conclude mid-September.

If you are interested in attending a National Digital and Data Consultation roundtable, please send your contact information and preferred target location to

Host your own roundtable

There are many ways to participate in the Digital and Data Consultations, including hosting your own roundtable.

Host your own roundtable toolkit

Share your insights

Have you conducted similar research into digital and data trends in Canada?

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"We have an opportunity to build a digital legacy for Canada and to become a global innovation leader. However, to spur digital innovation, investment and job creation in Canada, citizens must have trust and confidence that their data and privacy will be protected. This national consultation is a first step in making this vision a reality." – Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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