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
Cree Nation of Eastmain
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: Cree Nation of Eastmain
“Improving community Well-being”
Our community will develop an affordable Net Zero Energy Housing Program, offering culturally appropriate designs, using smart technologies, innovative building techniques and alternative energy systems in order to address the housing shortage crisis, the poor-quality and costly construction of houses in Eastmain and Indigenous communities across Canada.