Mission Statement: Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for Internet service and we increasingly face online censorship and widespread surveillance. These shortcomings represent a digital deficit that is harmful to our democracy, our economy and our ability to connect with our loved ones. This digital deficit is caused by a fundamental democratic deficit in Canada’s government and business bureaucracies.
At OpenMedia we strive to utilize participatory and community-led processes – modeling the values that should govern government and commercial decision-making. We believe that through modeling participatory processes and empowering the voices of everyday Internet users, we can show the way towards a more connected Canada and brighter digital future for us all.
We’re proud that over the last several years we’ve worked with hundreds of thousands of Internet users (like you!) to develop crowdsourced agendas to safeguard our right to privacy, enable more open and affordable access to the Internet, and enhance free expression and sharing online.
We’ve brought together our consultations on key digital rights pillars -- privacy, access and free expression -- to form a crowdsourced plan we’re calling ‘Canada’s Digital Future Platform’.
The more people who pledge to support our platform the more power it will have. Going forward, let’s not do politics as usual -- let’s reimagine our democracy and create a more policy-centric rather than partisan party-centric electoral system. Let’s embrace a crowdsourced digital future.