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Smart Cities Challenge

Smart Cities Challenge logo over a background of a city street

What is the Smart Cities Challenge?

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) across Canada.

Through the Smart Cities Challenge, they hope to:

  • Realize outcomes for residents
  • Empower communities to innovate
  • Forge new partnerships and networks
  • Spread the benefit to all Canadians.

What is a Smart Community/Smart City?

A resilient, inclusive and collaboratively build community that uses technology and data to better the quality of life for all people.

What is the Smart Cities Challenge about?

Solving a community problem or issue that will improve the quality of life for residents through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach for community transformation and large scale change.

A smart cities approach involves using data and connected technology to solve community issues.

The approach can be adopted by any community, big or small.

The challenge is not about high-speed broadband or internet service provisioning as this is being looked at within other government agencies.

The key focus area for Chatham-Kent is "Improving the Quality of Life for our residents by being empowered and included in society".


What does that mean for us?

  • Rural inclusion and solving rural issues are key.

Currently looking into improvements in the areas of:

  • transit/transportation services
  • and rural telemedicine (conducting appointments with general health care providers, within your local community, using technology).

Please engage with us! Provide your ideas, suggestions, comments around these specific topics!

What is the Smart Cities Challenge?

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) across Canada.

Through the Smart Cities Challenge, they hope to:

  • Realize outcomes for residents
  • Empower communities to innovate
  • Forge new partnerships and networks
  • Spread the benefit to all Canadians.

What is a Smart Community/Smart City?

A resilient, inclusive and collaboratively build community that uses technology and data to better the quality of life for all people.

What is the Smart Cities Challenge about?

Solving a community problem or issue that will improve the quality of life for residents through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach for community transformation and large scale change.

A smart cities approach involves using data and connected technology to solve community issues.

The approach can be adopted by any community, big or small.

The challenge is not about high-speed broadband or internet service provisioning as this is being looked at within other government agencies.

The key focus area for Chatham-Kent is "Improving the Quality of Life for our residents by being empowered and included in society".


What does that mean for us?

  • Rural inclusion and solving rural issues are key.

Currently looking into improvements in the areas of:

  • transit/transportation services
  • and rural telemedicine (conducting appointments with general health care providers, within your local community, using technology).

Please engage with us! Provide your ideas, suggestions, comments around these specific topics!