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
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
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: Mohawk council of Akwesasne
Province: Ontario and Quebec
Indigenous community: Yes
Decrease the rate of new cases of diabetes per year in Akwesasne to the Canadian average (0.5%; 5.9/1,000) by improving community wellness using traditional approaches encompassing holistic Indigenous practices, improved access to community services and health diagnostics.