Quick Access: Ontario Government Documents

The Ontario Government Documents Portal (https://govdocs.ourontario.ca) provides easy access and full-text search of over 120,000 government documents from the collections of the Ontario Legislative Library and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

You can search and find:

  • Over 90,000 documents (monographs, serials, newsletters, press releases and more) from the eArchive collections of the Ontario Legislative Library, from 1867 to now, as downloadable PDFs
  • 8000 documents from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, dating from the 1960’s to now, as downloadable PDFs
  • Links to the item if also found on the Internet Archive, with additional formats available, including DAISY for accessibility
  • The collections of the OCUL Government Information Community, the Ministry of the Environment and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, digitized and hosted by Internet Archive
  • Ontario Sessional Papers and the Official Report of Debates (Hansard), digitized and hosted by the Internet Archive

Since 2008, the ODW Ontario Government Documents portal has supported widespread access to content created by government agencies. This project is a collaboration between OurDigitalWorld and the Ontario Legislative Library.

Government Information Days 2021

December 14th and December 15th, 2021, from 12:00-3:00 PM EST.

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Debby Wilson Danard will open this year’s Government Information Day(s) Conference, with a keynote on INDIGIPEDIA.CA, the Indigenous Digital Encyclopedia. 

This year’s conference will include:

  • Dr. Jill Stuart on data ownership in space exploration
  • Nicole Bonnell from the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly on working with official languages (11!)
  • Jacob Turner on regulating artificial intelligence

Session topics include discovery services for Canadian census and geospatial data, preservation, and implementing more inclusive practices in programming and subject headings. There will also be announcements and updates on projects, including the newly-formed National Shared Print Program, North. 

Full programme details to follow on www.governmentinformationday.ca.

The conference is free, but registration is required. Registration will open on December 1st, 2021. A reminder with a link to registration will be sent to the list. 

On behalf of the Planning Committee,

Sandra Craig, Ravit H. David, Loren Fantin, Simone O’Byrne