Like most wikis, GCpedia does not support private spaces. As such it is meant for sharing unprotected information in an ongoing fashion. GCpedia is meant to be a steadily developing information resource accessible by everyone on the Government of Canada network.

Through GCpedia, departments are empowered to share information that they believe other agencies across the Government of Canada would benefit from receiving, and get feedback in return--including serendipitous input from unexpected quarters of the federal government.