Enhancing Access

To become more open and transparent, our government is working to provide citizens and businesses with access to the information that matters most to them.

The open government model, including citizen engagement, open data and open information, is built on transparency, participation and collaboration - it's about opening the door to government and inviting you to participate in the conversations and decision-making process that matter the most to you.

We recognize that public participation is essential for developing quality regulations that reflect your needs and expectations.

Citizen Engagement

Your input and feedback is important to help us understand which regulatory requirements and government processes are creating burdens for you.

  • govTogetherBC is the hub for participation in government engagement opportunities - to listen, get informed, and speak-up.
  • Have your say by submitting your feedback on the regulations that matter most to you.

Open Data and Open Information

Interested in knowing more?

  • DataBC is the province’s online source for the data, applications and tools to help the public make informed decisions, inspire change, or develop ideas and applications. For example, B.C.’s regulatory count is available which allows the public to find information on the number of regulatory requirements for a particular ministry, statute, regulation, policy, or form.
  • Open Information proactively releases information in response to Freedom of Information Requests and routinely releases Minister and Deputy Minister travel and expense summaries. Regulatory Reform BC publishes a 2016/17 Count Overview Report (PDF), which provides a snapshot of changes to the count of regulations by ministry.