Government of Canada kicks off the Smart Cities Challenge

Screenshot-2017-12-3 Come out and celebrate – Canada 150

Calling on the communities of Saskatchewan to improve the lives of Canadians through innovation, data, and technology

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Friday, December 1, 2017— Making our communities smarter by being innovative and using data and connected technology will strengthen our communities and create opportunities to continue growing Canada’s middle class.

Following last week’s official launch of the Smart Cities Challenge, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, kicked off the Smart Cities Challenge in Saskatoon today with a roundtable discussion with municipal, provincial and community leaders.

Minister Sohi encouraged community leaders to work with the private and not-for-profit sectors and the research community to identify their priorities, set their own goals and come up with bold ideas to address them.

With the launch of the Challenge, the Government of Canada has fulfilled a commitment made in Budget 2017 and Saskatchewan’s communities have what they need to begin developing their applications. Detailed application guidelines are now available on the new Impact Canada Challenge Platform.

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NDIS provides $80 million for inclusion | The Hon Jane Prentice MP

Screenshot-2017-10-26 NDIS provides $80 million for inclusion The Hon Jane Prentice MP-Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services

More than $80 million worth of grants to help make communities more inclusive and supportive of people with disability in New South Wales (NSW), South Australia (SA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are now available. This latest round of funding is part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS), Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Jurisdictional Based Grants.The Hon…

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Smart City Grants


October 12, 2017 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long been a leader in supporting fundamental research to equip U.S. cities and communities with more responsive and adaptive technologies and services. Today, NSF’s Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) program announces its first round of awards totaling approximately $19.5 million. This funding will support 38 projects involving researchers at 34 institutions…

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