In November 2018, g0v-Toronto, based in Toronto’s Civic Tech community, hosted a 2-day capacity-building workshop. The partnership with Public Digital Innovation Space (PDIS) and Taiwan’s government innovation lab was on the frontier of participatory governance.
The visiting team from PDIS was led by Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang, a radically transparent civic-hacker-turned-policymaker and one of the most prominent figures in digital government today.
This workshop brought together 16 community organization representatives from across Toronto and 12 active civil servants from the Ontario Public Service and the City of Toronto. It was hosted at the United Steelworkers Hall.
The 2-day workshop concluded with a round of Feedback Frames that allowed each individual participant, as well as the group at-large, to think through and express new insights on how to concretely apply this informed experience within their specialized spheres of work in Toronto.
The event demonstrated how citizens can work together across varied disciplines, organizations, and sectors to identify what is needed for stronger community-government collaboration.
Event summary has been kindly provided by Alex Jung.