March 1, 2019

Smart Cities Challenge (Competition One): Kelsey, The Pas & Opaskwayak Cree Nation Final Proposal

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
Province: Manitoba
Population: 2,424

Name of community: Town of The Pas
Province: Manitoba
Population: 5,369

Name of community: Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Province: Manitoba
Population: 3,034

Challenge statement

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.

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