Open Data

Open Referral Project  

The vision of Open Referral is a world where everyone has access to — and the ability to effectively use — information about the resources that are available in their community.  For more information on the Open Referral Project follow this link:

Halton Information Providers (HIP) Open Data

Information Oakville, a service of the Oakville Public Library and lead partner of the HIP has, as of June 2016, contributed a dataset of community resources to the Town of Oakville’s Open Data Portal.  It is titled the Community and Social Services List.

This open data file contains human services from the Halton Community Services Directory that are available to residents of Oakville.  Human services cover a broad range of programs and services, from access to basic necessities of life to enhancement of personal and social growth. These services may be provided by community, social service, health, government or commercial organizations.

Examples of the types of organizations and services included in this dataset are:

  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • Children and youth services, childcare providers
  • Community and Social Service organizations
  • Crisis services, emergency housing
  • Educational facilities, Oakville schools, training
  • Employment services
  • Health services
  • Hobby and interest groups
  • Housing options
  • Mental health services
  • Newcomer information
  • Recreation and Sports
  • Seniors’ services
  • Transportation

Services are indexed using the AIRS Taxonomy of Human Services (

For more information please contact the Halton Community Services Database Coordinator at

What is Open Data?

Open data is information that is available in a format that can be read by a computer, and is made available for anyone to use, transform or republish without restriction.

To review a copy of the Town’s Open Data Licence follow this link:

Town of Oakville Open Data Catalogue

The Town of Oakville has committed to being open, accessible and accountable and have joined municipalities around the world by proactively opening up their data to see what’s possible when government and the community collaborate.

On May 1, 2014, their first data catalogue was made available featuring 10 datasets in machine-readable, re-usable digital formats that can be shared and used to develop applications, visualizations and inform public research. The catalogue now has over 50 datasets and continues to grow.

For more information on the Town of Oakville Open Data Project follow this link:

To view a list of the downloadable datasets available in the Town’s Open Data Portal follow this link: