March 1, 2019

Smart Cities Challenge (Competition One): Waterloo Region Final Proposal

Waterloo Region

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: $50 million
Name of community: Cambridge
Province: Ontario
Population: 129,920

Name of community: Kitchener
Province: Ontario
Population: 233 222

Name of community: North Dumfries
Province: Ontario
Population: 10,215

Name of community: Waterloo
Province: Ontario
Population: 104,986

Name of community: Wellesley
Province: Ontario
Population: 11,260

Name of community: Wilmot
Province: Ontario
Population: 20,545

Name of community: Woolwich
Province: Ontario
Population: 25,006

Challenge statement

We will become the benchmark community in Canada for child and youth wellbeing by using early intervention, youth engagement and a connected-community framework to create adaptive, data-driven programs and scalable learning technologies that improve early child development, mental health and high school graduation rates.

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