Citizen Budget is an interactive budget simulator that involves residents in the budget-making process and demonstrates a municipality's commitment to citizen engagement. Citizen Budget has been deployed by municipalities across Canada and the United States.
MyCityHall.ca is a government monitoring platform that will allow citizens to track the activity of local elected officials and influence decisions made at city hall. We are currently developing an open data standard and open source code that civic developers around the world will be able to adapt to monitor their own local governments. MyCityHall.ca will launch in fall 2013 in Montreal and Toronto.
Represent is a web service providing the contact information of elected officials at every level of government for a given Canadian address. Over a dozen nonprofits use its API to run effective campaigns connecting citizens to representatives. GovTrack and the Sunlight Foundation's OpenStates project reuse Represent's boundary service to lookup electoral districts.
Open511 is an open data standard to help governments better manage, communicate and collaborate on road events like closures, hazards and roadwork.
The Popolo Project's goal is to author, through community consensus, international open government data specifications relating to the legislative branch, so that the open government sector can spend less time transforming data and more time applying it to the problems they face.
Gazette Documents is a database of contracts awarded by the City of Montreal. Built for the Montreal Gazette, it extracts contracts data from hundreds of PDFs so that journalists and citizens can explore and analyze how public money is spent.
All our projects are open source and available on GitHub. Also, our team regularly contributes to other organizations' projects, including those of mySociety, the Sunlight Foundation, Ciudadano Inteligente, the Open Knowledge Foundation and OpenCorporates.
Resto-Net makes it easy for Montrealers to check if a local restaurant has recently violated a health code.
Patiner Montreal publishes the up-to-date conditions of outdoor rinks in Montreal to help skaters plan their winter fun.