Canada has a long way to go in using data to improve public services, but many are already taking steps to improve their efforts, according to a report released on Thursday.
The National Association of Data & Information Professionals released the report titled “How we got here: Canada’s data success story.”
It found that of the 10 countries with the most digital data, seven were already doing more than other countries, while Canada is at the top of the list.
Canada has made a lot of progress, but it still has a lot to do to improve, according the report.
“In many respects, Canada’s recent successes are quite remarkable,” said Marc-André Gagnon, director of digital and public affairs at the association.
“In many ways, we are the first country to adopt a single, central data infrastructure, and we are still the only country to be able to build it from scratch.
But we have some important milestones to achieve, and our digital future is one of many.”
Gagnon said it was important for the government to consider the data use issues in the future.
“We can’t rely on one or two data sources,” he said.
“When we are looking at this information, it is critical that we have a clear and transparent approach to the information that we are collecting.
And the best way to do that is to make sure that we’re using it properly.”
The report comes just a week after Canada introduced a law to provide a framework for digital information to be shared and used across the country.
The government is also seeking to make more data available to provincial governments to make it easier for them to use the data in their own services.