Check your buzzwords at the door; the inaugural Code for Canada Summit is coming to Toronto March 10-11, bringing with it real, tangible examples of work being done at the intersection of technology and public service. Over one hundred digital changemakers will gather at the Summit to share what’s working, what’s not working, and where we need to go next to ensure the tools of technology and design are working for the common good.

The theme of the Summit is “showing what’s possible.” Over 40 speakers, facilitators and panellists from across the country will be taking the stage to share case studies of how new digital methods are being used to improve services and outcomes for residents.

“This isn’t your typical tech conference,” says Luke Simcoe, Code for Canada’s Director of Outreach and head of Summit content. “We’re not aiming for those fleeting moments of inspiration; the goal is to show folks real work being done and real solutions they can adopt.”

What? An exciting conference for civic innovators working inside and outside of government.

When? March 10-11, 2020

Where? Artscape Daniels Launchpad, a creative hub for entrepreneurship overlooking Toronto’s waterfront

Here what 2020 Code for Canada Summit attendees can look forward to:

  • A series of case study panels on topics like agile development in government, service design, and new models for attracting and retaining digital talent.
  • Workshops on subjects like impact assessment, agile procurement and working in the open.
  • Facilitated conversations about decolonizing digital, growing Canada’s grassroots civic tech movement and the role of the private sector in supporting civic tech.
  • An incredible line-up of speakers and facilitators from both the public and private sectors; including Andrea Gilbrook, Head of Talent at the Canadian Digital Service, Ontario Digital Service Director Katy Lalonde, Siri Agrell from Toronto’s OneEleven, Jonathan Dewar from the First Nations Information Governance Centre, Nick Scott, Executive Director of Open Government & Innovation for the Government of New Brunswick, and Kurtis McBride, Co-founder & CEO of Miovision.

Tickets prices are tiered to ensure all members of the ecosystem are able to attend. They are on sale now and available at