Notices and Disclaimers

Legal disclaimer

Running this website, like any human endeavor, involves uncertainty and trade-offs. We hope this website helps, but it may include mistakes and can’t address every situation. If you have any questions about your situation, we encourage you to do your own research, seek out other experts, and engage in discussions with members of Open Council. If you have any legal questions, you should consult with your own legal counsel before moving forward.

Open Council is a project contributed to under licenses that include terms that, for the protection of the website and its contributors, make clear that the project and website is offered “as-is”, without warranty, and disclaiming liability for damages resulting from using the website or any recommendations contained within. Open Council does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on the website or otherwise relating to such materials on the website or on any third-party sites linked on this site.

Open Council additionally does not warrant that this website will be constantly available, or available at all.


The bulk of our data is sourced from Stats Canada and various Open Data catalogues maintained by different levels of government. This information is licensed in accordance with the terms outlined by its respective providers.

The original content on this website is made available under a CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. This means that it is completely free of copyright and can be used or shared as you wish. Though not strictly required, we do kindly request you attribute us by linking back to our homepage from your project.

You may not use the Open Council branding in your own project without express approval from this project. Open Council’s brand trademarks include the “” wordmark and shield “OC” logo.

Acceptable use

You may not use this website in any way that causes or may cause damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of Open Council, or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to this website without express written consent from Open Council, including:

  • Excessive Automated Scans
  • Denial of Service Attacks
  • Scraping
  • Data Mining
  • ‘Framing’ (IFrames)