Community Solutions Advisory Services

Get help to launch smart city projects in your community.

A smart city is a resilient, inclusive and collaboratively-built city that uses technology and data to better the quality of life for all residents. Learn more and with other community leaders to advance your smart city solutions.  

Whether you’re first learning about smart cities, or tackling a large project, we have the tools and connections you need to succeed. The Community Solutions Network is a community-centric program for city builders to connect and build a national centre of excellence in open smart cities. A program of Future Cities Canada, the Network serves every type of Canadian community: big, mid-sized, Indigenous, small and northern. 

As the project lead, Evergreen works with Open North and partners to provide valuable information, learning opportunities and advisory services in key areas of data and technology for municipal and community leaders, helping to improve the lives of residents.

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Our expert staff works with a roster of advisors in all our areas of expertise to offer advisory services to municipalities and organizations across Canada.


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Advisory Services

Are you interested in developing and implementing data and connected technology projects in your community? Evergreen and lead technical partner Open North offer a comprehensive Advisory Service to guide municipal and community leaders through the process, at no charge to the community.

The Advisory Service supports municipal staff and Indigenous communities in developing smart city projects by sharing knowledge, experience and guidance. We work with your team to assess your needs, define problems, design solutions and support their implementation.

Our key areas of expertise include:

  • Open Smart Cities
  • Data Governance and Management
  • Data-Sharing and Data Partnerships
  • Data-Driven Public Engagement
  • Digital Inclusion and Data Literacy
  • Open Government and Open Data
  • AI Ethics and Governance

How can I participate?

The Advisory Service works with communities of all sizes across Canada. We will first connect you with advisors specialized in smart cities and provide access to online open smart city courses and specialized workshops tailored to your communities’ needs.

Interested in advisory services?

To apply and confirm your eligibility, please email.

An Open Smart City is where all sectors and residents collaborate in mobilizing data and technologies to develop their communities through fair, ethical, and transparent governance that balances economic development, social progress, and environmental responsibility.