Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge: Catching Up with the Winners
Lessons learned on building the cities of tomorrow from the four winning teams of Canada's Smart Cities Challenge.
January 15, 2021
March 1, 2019
The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge empowers communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.
Prize category: $5 million
Name of community: Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Indigenous community: Yes
By means of active, cross-generational, technology-empowered, real-world participation in the intergenerational transfer of traditional Nishnaabe knowledge through the medium of our language, and the bilingual delivery of modern K-12 STEM knowledge, our community will transform our youth into better-educated, more employable, better-grounded, and more holistically Nishaabe people.