In my new role, I’m the open government program manager within the Yukon government’s eServices for Citizens branch. Part of my responsibilities will be the Yukon open government portal, along with supporting a number of initiatives that the team has on the radar. eServices is a really outstanding and welcoming team; you can read about what’s on the go in a team blog post from earlier this summer. There’s a lot happening!
It’s bittersweet to wrap up with the Canadian Digital Service; many of my closest friends and most inspiring colleagues are current or former CDSers. It’s also a pretty noteworthy time of transition for CDS as it moves from its current parent department (the federal Treasury Board Secretariat) into Service Canada. Kathryn May has a great write-up of what this could involve, including some of the opportunities and pitfalls. It’s something that I’ll follow with a lot of interest and encouragement from the outside.
In the months ahead I’ll be reflecting more on the past several years in the federal public service, and I hope to pick up the pace of writing and blogging here! If you have ideas or suggestions on topics to write about, please give me a shout anytime.