Open North / Nord Ouvert


Open North is a Canadian nonprofit that creates online tools to educate and empower citizens to participate actively in Canadian democracy. We develop tools for civil society and governments to reduce the barriers to effective participation. We do this with two main strategies:

1. Improve access to government information

make it easily available, by pulling it out of dark corners of government websites, taking it out of PDFs and making access to information requests

make it accessible, by providing context to numbers, explaining legislative jargon and using language everyone understands
make it relevant, by letting citizens find information specific to their community, interests and situation

2. Make participation easy, fun, and meaningful

work with governments to design new participatory processes and to ensure citizen’s voices are heard
increase the number of ways citizens can engage with elected officials and government information
help citizens connect with each other and organize around issues they care about. – 1 888-750-4980 –


6397 Rue Saint Dominique
Montréal, QC
H2S 3A6