What is the Smart City Challenge?

What is Smart Community?


The Smart Community is a new way the Government of Canada is helping communities become healthier, more inclusive and livable. 

By challenging communities to use data and connected technology to address their most pressing problems, the Smart Community Challenge is encouraging innovation. 

What can Smart Community Do?


Smart Community has the potential to improve every aspect of community life 

• how people move around,

• how they live and play,

• how they earn a living,

• how they learn and are empowered to participate in society,

• how they interact with the natural environment, and

• how they create safe and secure public spaces.

Prize Structure


One prize of up to $50 million: Open to all communities, regardless of population

Two prizes of up to $10 million each: Open to all communities with populations under 500,000 people

One prize of up to $5 million
Open to all communities with populations under 30,000 people

Approach for Smart Community Challenge

Develop evaluation criteria for ideas

We're still gathering ideas from you!

Success through Community Support!

Give us your ideas on how technology could positively improve life in our the Nicola Valley?  Is it something related to health? education? jobs and training? culture and understanding? tourism?

Share your thoughts

Please take this short survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DHRXYHH

Survey participants are entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab Elite

Help build the buzz!

We can only win this challenge with Community participation!  Share this feed and encourage your friends and family to get involved!

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