Did you know that Waterloo Region has been shortlisted in the Federal Government's Smart Cities Challenge? That comes with a 50 million grant to the winner!
The focus for the project is Healthy Children and Youth. The challenge statement is "We will become the benchmark community in Canada for child and youth well-being 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."
Just this past weekend local youth gathered to work on this project as part of the Smart Waterloo Region Youth Forum.
In order to win, we all need to work together. You can assist by: spreading the word, sharing your ideas, sharing your tech talents, attending a meeting, or recommending a youth with good ideas.
Learn more about how they got to this point with the Project Updates. Plus, there's lots of ways to stay up to date on this work as well: Twitter: @SmartWatRegion and Instagram: @SmartWatRegion, and to use the hashtag #SmartWR.