Step 1: Determine whether the content is of business value
1. Does the content help explain who you are? (For example, does it outline what your department or agency does, explain its constitutional and legal governance, provide a list of contacts or indicate where it is located?)
2. Is the content about the programs or services you offer? (For example, does it describe services offered? Does it contain advice and guidance? Does it include publications or media releases, administrative data, or information about transactions or grants and contributions?)
3. Is the content about your finances, what you spend and how you spend it? (For example, does it include projected and actual income and expenditures, or annual Minister's office expenses? Does it relate to tendering, procurement and contracts, travel and hospitality, or position reclassifications?)
4. Is the content about your priorities and how you're doing at achieving them? (For example, does it include assessments and reviews, ministerial mandate letters, or reports tabled in Parliament?)
5. Is the content about your policies and procedures? (For example, does it explain how you fulfill your responsibilities? Does it contain policy proposals and announcements? Does it include updates on decision-making processes and consultations?)
6. Is the content about your lists and registers that your organization is responsible for? (For example, is it about lists or registers required by legislation or relating to your functions? Does it include summaries of complete Access to Information requests?)
7. Will the content benefit Canadians either by improving services or by promoting innovation and economic growth?
8. Has the content been frequently requested through access to information requests?
9. Will the content help the public better understand Government of Canada priorities and commitments?
10. Will the content help other Government of Canada institutions provide more effective services?
11. Does the content provide information of value to researchers, students, academics or interested citizens?