SHELTERSecure, safe, and sustainable shelter for residence, recreation, and industry for all people at all times.
WATERAmple and safe water for consumption, sanitation, industry, and recreation for all people at all times
ENERGYAmple, accessible and sustainable energy for the needs of humanity.
ENVIRONMENTSustainable and equitable stewardship of Earth's ecosystems for optimal functioning both globally and locally.
FOODConsumption of sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to maintain healthy and active lives for all people at all times.
DISASTER Resilience Effective and efficient disaster risk reduction, emergency response, and rehabilitation that saves lives and livelihoods.
LEARNINGAccess to information and experiences that build knowledge and skills for all people at all stages of their lives for personal fulfillment and benefit to society.
GOVERNANCEEquitable participation of all people in formal and societal governance that is in accordance with principles of justice and individual rights, free from discrimination . . .
HEALTHOptimal physical and mental health, including access to cost-effective prevention, early diagnosis, and personalized therapy for individuals and communities.
SECURITYSafety of all people from physical and psychological harm, including in virtual worlds; and protection of physical, financial, digital systems.
PROSPERITYEquitable access to economic and other opportunities for self-fulfillment where all people are free from poverty and able to thrive.
Creating safe, equitable places to live and work which support local prosperity and international fair trade. Nurturing local identity and heritage, empowering communities and promoting a culture of sustainable living.
Protecting and restoring land for the benefit of people and wildlife. Using water efficiently, protecting local water resources and reducing flooding and drought. Promoting sustainable humane farming and healthy diets high in local, seasonal organic food and vegetable protein.
Reducing consumption, reusing and recycling to achieve zero waste and zero pollution. Making buildings and manufacturing energy efficient and supplying all energy with renewables.
Encouraging active, social, meaningful lives to promote good health and wellbeing.
“The Smart Cities Challenge will support innovation and drive real outcomes for residents across the country. The skilled and diverse jury announced today will help us find the best ideas Canada has to offer so that we can build more inclusive and accessible communities where our residents are informed, secure and healthy.
- The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
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.This Challenge will empower communities across the country to address local issues their residents face through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach.
I truly believe that together we can completely end the Indigenous Housing and Tuberculosis crisis within 10 years while significantly closing the socio-economic gap of disparity through exponential technologies.
Former Chief of Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation Government
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