Becoming a Digital Nation - in pdf format (8466kb)
(This document requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader). An Evaluation of Provincial and Territorial eGovernment Initiatives. This report was prepared by Brainmaven Research for The Stratford Institute for Digital Media. April 2012.
"... A defining feature in Becoming a Digital Nation is and must be the proactive use of the new communications media to empower the relationship between government and citizens. Websites, interactive services, authoritative information sources and the intelligent use of social media are fundamental.
This year, the Stratford Institute has prepared a detailed evaluation of provincial and territorial eGovernment initiatives (provision of online services, online information and online citizen engagement)..."
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Last updated: 19 April 2012
B.C. ranked first in Canada for eGovernment
Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government, News Release, 2012LCITZ0009-000506, April 19, 2012. "Victoria – Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government Margaret MacDiarmid congratulated B.C.'s Open Government team today for achieving the number-one ranking in Canada for eGovernment, in a new study released yesterday by the Stratford Institute.
The Province's top overall ranking is the result of the Stratford Institute's first-ever national evaluation of government's online presence. The criteria evaluated included customer service in online services, information-sharing and online-engagement efforts. B.C. earned high marks across all categories to secure the overall number-one ranking..."
British Columbia Takes Top Spot in eGovernment Study Announced Today by the Stratford Institute
Market Wire, Press Release, April 18, 2012. "Stratford, Ontario, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Alberta ranks 2nd, Ontario 3rd in benchmarking study evaluating provincial websites.
British Columbia ranks first overall for its eGovernment initiatives, specifically the provision of online services and information and online engagement of citizens, a Stratford Institute study released today reveals. In this first-ever national evaluation of provincial governments' online presence commissioned by the Stratford Institute and prepared by Brainmaven Research, Alberta takes second place, and Ontario ranks third overall..."
Positive interaction: Study finds provinces connecting with citizens online
Canadian Government Executive, Editor's Corner - "Governments in Canada know they need to use the Internet better to connect with citizens. One reason is cost. The other is in response to the fact that Canadians are online a lot: more than our neighbours to the south (45.6 hours a month versus 40.3) and almost twice as much as the worldwide average of 24.4 hours a month..."