Tanya Coyle

Director of Engagement

Ontario Digital Service

Tanya Coyle is the Director of Engagement at the Ontario Digital Service, where she leads the organization’s storytelling, public relations, community engagement, and creative brand strategy practice. Together with partners, the ODS builds simpler, faster and better government for people and businesses. Previously, Tanya co-founded Ontario’s digital government start-up initiative, guiding narrative and people strategy. She has also held various senior leadership roles in strategic and digital communications, during more than a decade mobilizing change inside government, after starting her career as a senior speechwriter to public officials. Tanya is an Executive Board Member of her local school council in Peel Region, and served as Chair of the Board of Directors at the Queen’s Park Child Care Centre from 2014-2017 and as a Board Director from 2009-2013. She is most happy mobilizing and coaching teams to deliver extraordinary results.


Make things open, it makes things better: Overcoming leadership challenges in communication

04/11/2021 16.00 - 16.40

Executive TrackChannel 5Presentation

“We should share what we’re doing whenever we can. With colleagues, with users, with the world. Share code, share designs, share ideas, share intentions, share failures. The more eyes there are on a service the better it gets — howlers are spotted, better alternatives are pointed out, the bar is raised.” – GOV.UK design principles

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