Region of Waterloo named as a finalist in the Smart Cities Challenge

On Friday, it was announced that the Region of Waterloo has been short listed as one of five finalists in the large cities category of the Federal Government’s Smart Cities Challenge. This is a new challenge that encourages communities to come up with innovative solutions to their most pressing priority. Our region is focusing on the area of healthy children and youth.

Region of Waterloo’s challenge statement: Child and youth wellbeing

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.

You can view the region’s application for full details: Smart Cities Application: Healthy Children and Youth

Winners of the Smart Cities Challenge will be announced in Spring 2019.