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
Kelsey, The Pas, Opaskwayak Cree Nation
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: $10 million
Name of community: Rural Municipality of Kelsey
Name of community: Town of The Pas
Name of community: Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Our community will utilize LED Smart Farm technology to support local nutritious food growth and promote food security, create a smart phone distribution system and integrate wearable technology to achieve a 40% reduction in the number of imported vegetables and a 20% reduction in community diabetes rates by 2023.