March 1, 2019

Smart Cities Challenge (Competition One): Nunavut Association of Municipalities​​​​​​​ Final Proposal

Nunavut Association of Municipalities​​​​​​​

Introducing the Katinnganiq makerspace project for youth living across Nunavut. Watch the video

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. Introducing the Katinnganiq project.

Prize category: $10 million
Name of community: Nunavut Association of Municipalities
Province: Nunavut
Population: 35,944
Indigenous community: Yes

Challenge statement

Our communities will implement protective and preventative measures to reduce the risk of suicide in Nunavut, which is ten times the national average, and increase the amount and accessibility of peer support networks, educational resources and creative outlets that promote positive Mental Health to all Nunavummiut.

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