Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

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Importance of Standards

"Digital policies and standards are guidance statements put into place to manage risk and ensure that an organization’s core interests are serves as it operated online. Think of policies as guardrails that keep organization’s digital presence from going off the road."
- Lisa Welchman, Author of Managing Chaos

The Government of Saskatchewan’s Digital Standards Framework exists to establish a “one government” online experience for our province’s public service and ensure optimal digital quality, consistency and effectiveness.

Government of Saskatchewan expects that providers of citizen and business-facing online services work to meet policies and standards.

Standards make sure that the right content and service gets to the right citizen at the right time.  In addition to making our users tasks easier to complete, standards will also take the stress off of developers. Common patterns and issues are solved once with the code and available for re-use.

Standards should not be thought of constraining, rather they enable collaboration, creativity and growth.

Here are two examples of standards-based frameworks that should be familiar to you and show there is necessary flexibility while maintaining a standard (e.g. music and DNA).

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