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CiPA Announce Winners of Inaugural Smart Community Applications and Solutions Awards

Waterloo wins Citizen-Centricity and Engagement and Kitchener takes Collaboration between Social and Business Groups

Toronto - i-CANADA and its partners announced the winners of the Community i-Performance Awards (CiPA). The awards are aimed at urban and remote communities, both large and small, that have put in place the best new Canadian innovations, technologies or processes for municipality-related infrastructure, environmental, educational, health, and security or sustainability outcomes.

The following are the winners, by category:

• Citizen-Centricity and Engagement:
City of Waterloo for Ping Street

Runner-up:
City of Toronto for City of Toronto Online Lookups

• Civic Efficiency and Operational Improvements:
CAMH for Clinical Information System Transformation for Behavioural Health

Runner-up:
City of Kitchener for Municipal Consent Application (easyConsent)

• Collaboration between Social and Business Groups:
City of Kitchener for Digital Submission Process for Engineering and Infrastructure Drawings

Runner-up:
Town of Newmarket for Newmarket Community Collaboration Ecosystem

• Infrastructure Innovation:
Metrolinx for Community Noise and Vibration Monitoring System

Runner-up:
Waterfront Toronto Intelligent Community Network

• Innovation Solutions:
Zerofootprint for GOODcoins

Runner-up:
Cybera for Rapid Access Cloud

• Best of Show:
City of Edmonton for Building Safer Communities through the Contextual Analysis of Crime

The winners are projects, solutions or technologies that have pushed the envelope by setting a new standard or trend for others to follow, thereby demonstrating exceptional innovation. For more information on each winner, visit: https://cipacanada.com/finalists/

“i-CANADA established the CiPA Awards because it’s important to shine a spotlight on Canadian organizations that are leaders in innovating and implementing smart solutions that transform the world,” said i-CANADA Chair Bill Hutchison. “Canadians have much to be proud of when it comes to smart communities, and we want to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and success that have been achieved to date. Congratulations to all our winners.”

The 2015 CiPA Awards are supported by the Municipal Information Systems Association of Canada (MISA), and many other sponsors and supporters. The winners were chosen by a panel of experts Chaired by Brenda Halloran, CEO of the Waterloo Innovation Centre as well as the former Mayor of Waterloo, Ontario. Ms. Halloran held the position of Mayor in 2007 when Waterloo won the Intelligent Community of the Year. The Vice Chair is Larry Simon, CEO, Inflection Group Inc.

“We are very thrilled by the response to the inaugural CiPA Awards and want to thank everyone who submitted a nomination,” said Barry Clavir, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Leaders Beyond Inc. “It was extremely difficult to select just one winner for each category as every single entry was worth celebrating. But ultimately, the choice had to be made, and we think the winners truly demonstrate the spirit of innovation and accomplishment the CiPA Awards were created to highlight.”

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