• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Moves One Step Closer to Becoming a World-Leading Digital Jurisdiction

April 30, 2021

TORONTO — The Ontario Government is introducing its first Digital and Data Strategy, Building a Digital Ontario, which brings the province one step closer to becoming a world-leading digital jurisdiction. This strategy includes over two dozen new and established initiatives that will equip the province’s people and businesses to succeed, and will play a critical role keeping Ontarians safe, secure, connected and supported in the digital world. Many jurisdictions around the globe have already begun this work, and Ontario is now laying the foundation to ensure that the province is meeting and exceeding the work of other jurisdictions. Building a Digital Ontario is the culmination of over two years of consultations with individuals and businesses about their digital and data priorities. They told government that the province needs clear direction and leadership from the government on these priorities, and that there needs to be a greater focus on protecting people’s privacy, data rights and online security. The strategy responds directly to this feedback, which will shape the future of service delivery for the province, support Ontario’s economic recovery and help cultivate future growth. As an extension of the ongoing transformational work of Ontario Onwards: Ontario's COVID-19 Action Plan for a People-Focused Government, the Digital and Data Strategy is another way the government is working to give the people of Ontario more conven