Information for media

Media accreditation

Media representatives must apply for accreditation to attend Canada’s Open Government Partnership Global Summit.

Accreditation will allow professional members of the media to access the Summit’s official media centre (filing room), media activities, media liaison services, press conference room(s) and any public areas in the venue from May 29 to 31, 2019.

To receive a media accreditation, media representatives must complete the online media accreditation form. Online media accreditation will close at 11:59 pm EDT on May 24, 2019.

Note that media accreditation is non-transferable.

Accreditation badges must be worn to access all Summit venues.

Non-professional media

Non-professional media are invited to register as Participants.

Non-professional media are welcome to record, photograph, film and request interviews with officials in common areas during their participation as an attendee in the Summit.

Note that some activities may only be open to accredited media.

Summit program

The official Summit program will be released in the coming weeks.

Pick-up of media accreditation badges

Media representatives who have been approved for accreditation will be provided instructions through email on how, when and where to pick up their badges.

Note that accreditation badges must be worn by media at all times during the Summit. If your badge is lost or stolen, you must immediately go to the Accreditation Office in the Summit venue.

Media centre services

Media representatives will have access to a media centre (filing room) equipped with power and Internet access. No printing services will be available for media.

The media centre is located in Room 204 at the Shaw Centre and the hours of operation are:

Tuesday May 28
07:00 to 19:00

Wednesday May 29
07:00 to 21:00

Thursday May 30
07:00 to 18:30

Friday May 31
07:00 to 14:00

Media liaison services

Media representatives may consult the Government of Canada’s official media liaison officers at the Summit for their informational and interview needs. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

Information products for media will be made available in English, French and, in some cases, Spanish.

Media Kits

Media kits (English and French only) will be available in Room 204 at the Shaw Centre as of May 29. The kits will contain fact sheets with quick information about the prevalent themes at the Summit – Open, Inclusion, Impact and Participation. Contact information for the media relations team will also be included.

Livestream schedule

Media will be able to access a livestream video feed of major Summit events.

Official photographs

Official photographs of the main Summit events are taken by the Government of Canada and made available to media, royalty free. The photo bank is updated daily.

Summit location, date and venue

The Summit will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from May 29 to 31, 2019, at the Shaw Centre.

Venue address

Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 9J2


Media enquiries and interview requests can be directed to:

Media Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada
Telephone: 1-613-369-9400
Toll-free: 1-855-TBS-9-SCT (1-855-827-9728)
TTY (telecommunications device for the hearing impaired): 613-369-9371

Media Relations
Open Government Partnership
Telephone: +1-202-609-7859

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