About

OpenCanada is a digital publication and newsletter sitting at the intersection of public policy, scholarship, activism, and journalism. We produce multimedia content to analyze and tell stories about the foreign policy and international affairs, and encourage our readers to be involved in shaping our increasingly complex and interconnected world.

OpenCanada was founded in June 2011 by the Canadian International Council in collaboration with Taylor Owen. From 2015 to 2019, OpenCanada was published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation before returning to the Canadian International Council in 2020. Since its inception, OpenCanada has published thousands of articles on international affairs and Canadian foreign policy and has served as a hub for communities in Canada and beyond to meet and discuss world events and new ideas.

As OpenCanada transitions to CIC ownership, the CIC gratefully acknowledges the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a non-partisan think tank based in Waterloo, Ontario, for its role as publisher of OpenCanada from 2015-2019.

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.