Community Support Program

The Government of Canada has selected the non-profit organization, Evergreen, to receive funding under the Smart Cities Community Support Program. Evergreen will work with OpenNorth, the Future Cities Canada collaborative platform, and numerous non-profit institutions and foundations to deliver activities across Canada.

Through their tremendous response to Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge, communities across Canada are focused on how innovation, data and connected technology can solve their most persistent problems.

The Smart Cities Community Support Program is designed to run in parallel with the Smart Cities Challenge and seeks to amplify and sustain its impact and objectives across the country while bolstering a culture of change and continuous improvement.

Evergreen, a national non-profit organization, has been selected to receive up to $4.6 million in funding over two years from the Program to provide advisory and capacity-building services directly to communities of all sizes as they explore and implement smart cities approaches. Evergreen will also support current finalists and future applicants of the Smart Cities Challenge in advancing their thinking, developing strong final proposals.

Evergreen's key role will be to generate and share knowledge and build broad awareness of important and complex emerging issues, including data ownership, data management, privacy and security.

Please consult the Application Guide for complete details about the Smart Cities Community Support Program. (The Call for Applications has now closed.)

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