The Government of Canada’s Digital Ambition provides a clear, long-term strategic vision for the Government of Canada to advance digital service delivery, cyber security, talent recruitment, and privacy.
The GC’s Digital Ambition is built with four themes:
- excellence in technology and operations with a de-risked technical landscape and modern, agile, human-centred practices
- simpler, trusted digitally driven services and programs underpinned by GC-wide data integration and management
- governing frameworks and policies designed for a modern, secure and privacy-centric digital government
- optimized, upskilled and empowered digital talent across the GC, with the knowledge that digital talent across Canada is at a premium
In its Digital Ambition 2022, the Government describes steps it has taken, and will take, to make it easier for Canadians to interact with government. Among the next steps toward digital service delivery and making services more convenient to access is a federal Digital Identity Program, integrated with pre-existing provincial platforms, and the launch of public consultations on a federally managed digital identity framework.
The Digital Ambition acknowledges that, because Government of Canada Digital Standards place the client at the centre, transitioning to a more digital government to improve client service by making operations more iterative, agile, open and user-focused will necessitate a government-wide culture shift among GC public servants.