About ODI Toronto

ODI Toronto supports the use of open data in public policy, civic education, and political engagement. We do our work in three main areas: events, training, and projects. We are a volunteer-run, non-partisan organization. We are a node of the UK Open Data Institute.

The first incarnation of the node was as the Canadian Open Data Institute, which was co-founded by Dennis Brink, Jury Konga, Jay Bhalla, and Bianca Wylie in 2013. When the UK Open Data Institute shifted from the idea of national nodes to  city/regional nodes, Bianca Wylie founded the Toronto node in 2014. Andi Argast joined as a project lead in 2015, and stepped in as Director in 2018. Kejo Buchanan has been part of the team 2017.