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Open Design Resources

Open design refers to a design for a physical or software product released under a license granting anyone permission to use, modify or redistribute it.

Search the catalog for open design resource by different levels of Canadian public .

You may also add a resource or update its data using using the Open Design Resource Form.

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Design Description Licence(s) Design type(s) Usage Homepage Design status Level of government Administration
GC Cloud Guardrails The purpose of the guardrails is to ensure that departments and agencies are implementing a preliminary baseline set of controls within their cloud-based environments. MIT 

Security & Privacy

1 canada-ca.github.io/cloud-guardrails/ federal  tbs-sct 
CDS Accessibility Handbook The Canadian Digital Service is committed to building accessible and inclusive services. Building accessible services means meeting the needs of as many people as possible. CC0-1.0 

Application

1 digital.canada.ca/a11y/ federal  tbs-sct 
Government of Canada design system The Government of Canada design system provides usable, consistent and trustworthy online experience for people to access Government of Canada digital services. MIT 

Application

1 design.alpha.canada.ca/en.html federal  tbs-sct 
Office 365 Guardrails The purpose of the guardrails is to ensure that departments and agencies are implementing a preliminary baseline set of controls within their Microsoft O365 cloud-based environment. MIT 

Security & Privacy

1 canada-ca.github.io/cloud-guardrails-O365/ federal  tbs-sct 
Ontario API Guidelines Learn how to create services that can connect to and build on each other by using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) CC-BY-4.0 

Application

1 github.com/ongov/API-Guidelines provincial  on 

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