The Government website (PrinceEdwardisland.ca) consolidates thousands of provincial government and peripheral resources and serves as a gateway to a large collection of independently managed department and agency websites. The top layer of PrinceEdwardisland.ca serves primarily as a central hub. It is the main point of contact for a broad scope of clients seeking access to Government programs and services as well as clients who want information about Government and Prince Edward Island, to find a job in Government or to complete an online transaction.
The government of Prince Edward Island (GPEI) wished to upgrade its website to meet current content and mobility standards, position the website to meet future needs, including service delivery, and to develop a web governance structure.
OpenPlus team worked with the GPEI consultant group to provide CMS industry experience and expertise. OpenPlus provided accessibility and mobility advice, systems architecture design, recommendations on systems and applications, business transformation opportunities related to the web, and cost estimations.
OpenPlus provided implementation frameworks and plans for how technology could be rolled out to the organization.
The new Government of PEI website is designed to better serve residents and businesses by making it easier to search and find information in English or French from any device, anywhere, any time – all the time.
Content is organized by audience and topic of interest to Islanders;
Online services are easier to find under an “Online Services” heading;
An improved search engine allows users to find what they need faster;
A list of open data sets along with PEI's open data licence, principles and standards;
Vehicle registration reminders can be sent to subscribers, with more reminders to come;
A feedback tab is on every page;
The site is mobile friendly for smartphone and tablet users; and an accessible design and content for persons with disabilities that meets global accessibility standards.
New online services include online application and payment for electrical permits, food premises permits, family and seniors housing applications, and access to information requests.View eServices Integration
The new site combines 50 sites and sub-sites into one.
80,000 pages of content have been sorted and rewritten.
75 per cent of priority content from the existing site is now online and available for use.
80 staff across government are trained to use the new content management system.
Phase 1 was completed for $2.5 million.
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