About

OpenCanada is a digital publication sitting at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism. We produce multimedia content to explain, analyze and tell stories about the increasingly complex and rapidly shifting world of foreign policy and international affairs. We partner with national and international media, and have co-produced major international affairs sites and series including Arctic Deeply with News Deeply and The Lind Initiative with UBC.

OpenCanada was founded in June 2011 by the Canadian International Council in collaboration with Taylor Owen. Since then, we have published thousands of articles on international affairs and Canadian foreign policy and have served as a hub for communities in Canada and beyond seeking thoughtful analysis on world events.

Relaunched in October 2015, OpenCanada is now a stand-alone publication, produced by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

OpenCanada has won seven Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), including best overall online media site and content of the year in 2013, and, in 2017 and 2018, best investigative article or series.