Brian Jackson

Welcome to the May issue of CanadianCIO.
This month we’ve organized this special hub to showcase our stories about how government at all three levels – federal, provincial, and municipal are digitally transforming to deliver services to citizens in the 21st century. We traveled to the Prairies and to the West Coast to find the best examples of public sector CIOs implementing the innovative technologies you can’t stop hearing about. Use this as your jumping off point to discover the stories below.


Virginia Falls - Nahanni National Park

Parks Canada put remote wilderness on Google Street View one hike at a time

5 days ago

Google Duplex broke the Turing test and leaps across the uncanny valley

1 week ago

Holding AI accountable: public leaders organize to ensure algorithms influencing government are ethical

1 week ago

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

2 weeks ago

Q&A with Alex Benay, CIO, Government of Canada

2 weeks ago


Lion's Gate Bridge, Vancouver

West coast, best coast? Public sector CIOs in B.C. are investing in the next-generation tech that will transform user experience

2 weeks ago
Medchart team 2017

Former Canada Health Infoway CTO joins startup that aims to finally take health records digital

2 weeks ago

More than 7,000 documents accessed after data breach of Nova Scotia government website

1 month ago


From left: moderator and District of West Vancouver CIO Kristin Wilkes; City of Yorkton CIO Kelly Caban; Strathcona County IT services director Russ Avery; City of Calgary CIO Heather Reed-Fenske; and MISA Prairies president and City of Red Deer IT services manager Dan Newton discuss their craft during the CIO panel at this year's MISA Prairies conference on May 8, 2018.

How to be a better leader and other CIO insights from the 2018 MISA Prairies conference

2 weeks ago

How the City of Lethbridge prepared its Smart Cities Challenge application

2 weeks ago

How the City of Mississauga uses mobile technology to engage workers and citizens alike

3 weeks ago
Downtown Mississauga

Under the hood with City of Mississauga CIO Shawn Slack

3 weeks ago
Winnipeg Traffic Management Centre

Winnipeg battles gridlock with help of Waze Connected Citizen’s program

4 weeks ago