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The Prizes

One prize of up to $50 million open to all communities, regardless of population;

Two prizes of up to $10 million open to all communities with populations under 500,000 people; and

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


Timeline of Smart Cities Challenge Process

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After launch (November 23, 2017), the application process began. The application submission deadline was April 24, 2018. The finalists were announced on June, 1 2018. This will be followed by a period to develop final proposals. The final proposal submission deadline is March 5, 2019. This will be followed by a period to select winners. The winners will be announced on May 14, 2019. This will be followed by the implementation phase.



The Finalists



Smart Cities Challenge $5M Prize Category

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Hello, my name is François-Philippe Champagne, and I'm the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. I want to talk to you about our exciting Smart Cities Challenge.

Today, I am reaching out to the five finalists in the $5 million prize category:

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River First Nation),
Cree Nation of Eastmain,
Bridgewater,
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne; and
Yellowknife.

I was inspired by your Challenge statements, and I am so excited to learn about your progress so far on your final proposals. What have you been up to? Who have you been meeting with?

Tell us! I am sure Canadians are as excited as I am to hear from you!

Chief Michano, Chief Cheezo, Mayor Mitchell, Grand Chief Benedict, Mayor Alty- get your game on!


Smart Cities Challenge $5M Finalists


Smart Cities Challenge $10M Prize Category

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Hello, my name is François-Philippe Champagne, and I'm the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. I'm here to talk about our exciting Smart Cities Challenge.

Today, I am reaching out to our finalists in the $10 million prize category:

The Pas, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Rural Municipality of Kelsey,
Côte Saint-Luc,
Nunavut Communities,
Saint Mary's First Nation,
Parkland, Brazeau, Lac Ste Anne and Yellowhead,
Airdrie and Area,
Richmond,
Guelph and Wellington County,
Saskatoon; and
Greater Victoria.

I am really excited to hear about what you've been up to, what progress you've made on your proposals and who you've met with.

You are part of something big and Canadians want to know all about it. Tell us about your innovative, transformative ideas!

Only two of your proposals will come out on top. Who will it be?


Smart Cities Challenge $10M Finalists


Smart Cities Challenge $50M Prize Category

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Hello, my name is François-Philippe Champagne, and I'm your Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. I'm here to talk about our exciting Smart Cities Challenge.

Today I'm reaching out to our finalists in the $50M prize category:

Region of Waterloo,
Quebec City,
Edmonton,
Surrey and Vancouver, and
Montréal.

I am really excited to hear what you've been up to, what progress you've made so far, the people you've met with – and so are Canadians! So please tell us! 

You are up for the big prize and I'm sure your team is working very hard to come up with the most innovative, transformative ideas.

So, Karen Redman, Valérie Plante, Régis Labeaume, Don Iveson, Doug McCullum and Kennedy Stewart: which one of your proposal will come out on top?

I very much looking forward to seeing that.

Thank you very much.


Smart Cities Challenge $50M Finalists

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