To make progress on strategic data initiatives, we need to strengthen our foundation. Our ability to solve problems collaboratively and deliver seamless service experiences to people in B.C. will be streamlined through more consistent data management practices, clarifying roles and responsibilities, increasing opportunities to use common data technology, and improving our ability to attract and retain data professionals with key skillsets.
The Provincial Data Plan will strengthen our foundation by creating cross-government executive support for vital data initiatives, bringing stability to how we manage data as the important asset it is, and getting the right data expertise on board.
Our ability to deliver on government commitments relies on alignment and sharing of data across ministries. The Anti-Racism Data Act and Declaration Act Action Plan are examples of mandates that require substantial cross-government coordination and data sharing to be successful.
A new governance model, led by assistant deputy ministers, has been introduced to ensure this coordination across government.
The assistant deputy minister committees, overseen by the Deputy Minister Committee on Digital and Data, include:
The committees focus on identifying common high priorities and immediate actions. Each ADM committee will be supported by executive director-led working groups involving cross-functional subject matter experts to advance priority data initiatives. This model will increase alignment of data initiatives across government and strengthen executive support for vital data-related activities.