The SMART Windsor-Essex Challenge

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The Smart Cities Challenge encourages municipalities to think creatively, and come up with solutions to problems residents face, by using innovation, data and connected technology.

The City of Windsor and The County of Essex are competing against communities across Canada and the winning municipality or region can receive up to $50 million dollars from Infrastructure Canada to implement their "smart ideas".

Led by Connecting Windsor-Essex, the City of Windsor and the County of Essex are collaborating to submit a regional application - showcasing the strong partnerships, passion and determination within our communities throughout Windsor-Essex.

We want to hear from you! Please help us submit a winning proposal!

Consider taking the survey or submitting your own Smart Idea!

Don't forget to subscribe to receive information updates and help us change the future of Windsor-Essex.

To learn more click the links below:

The Smart Cities Challenge encourages municipalities to think creatively, and come up with solutions to problems residents face, by using innovation, data and connected technology.

The City of Windsor and The County of Essex are competing against communities across Canada and the winning municipality or region can receive up to $50 million dollars from Infrastructure Canada to implement their "smart ideas".

Led by Connecting Windsor-Essex, the City of Windsor and the County of Essex are collaborating to submit a regional application - showcasing the strong partnerships, passion and determination within our communities throughout Windsor-Essex.

We want to hear from you! Please help us submit a winning proposal!

Consider taking the survey or submitting your own Smart Idea!

Don't forget to subscribe to receive information updates and help us change the future of Windsor-Essex.

To learn more click the links below:

Help us with the Challenge - Take the Smart Windsor Essex Survey

Welcome and we thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and helping us to submit a winning application!

About You

Please provide a bit of demographic information about yourself.

What is your marital/family status? required
Are you employed in Windsor-Essex? required
If no, please choose one of the following:
Do you have access to high-speed internet for your personal use? required

Smart City Challenge Questions

Now that we know a bit about you, please answer the following questions as they relate to the Windsor-Essex Smart City Challenge submission. Your feedback will help to inform our proposal!

Options are limited to 1
Based on your response of "Poverty" as the greatest challenge facing Windsor-Essex, please rate the importance of the following: *
Based on your response of "Poverty" as the greatest challenge facing Windsor-Essex, please rate the importance of the following: 1 - Most important issue related to poverty 2 3 4 5 - Least important issue related to poverty
There are not enough social services and supports for those who need them.
People do not have access to transportation (public transportation, personal vehicles, parking, cycling) to get to the support they need.
Information about available social services and supports is hard to find/lacking.
Those who want to work cannot employment (lack of education/training support).
Supports are not available to people who need them most.
Based on your response of "Health" as the greatest challenge facing Windsor-Essex, please rate the importance of the following: *
Based on your response of "Health" as the greatest challenge facing Windsor-Essex, please rate the importance of the following: 1 - Most important issue related to health 2 3 4 5 - Least important issue related to health
Emergency Medical Services aren't available for those who need them.
People do not have access to transportation to get to the health care services they need.
Information and opportunities to learn about personal health and active living is hard to find (ex: nutrition).
Needed health care services/technology/specialists are not available locally.
I am worried about the safety of those who are in care.
Based on your response of "Employment" as the greatest challenge facing Windsor-Essex, please rate the importance of the following: *
Based on your response of "Employment" as the greatest challenge facing Windsor-Essex, please rate the importance of the following: 1 - Most important issue related to employment 2 3 4 5 - Least important issue related to employment
Jobs and resources (ex: placement, education, training) are not available for those who need them.
Job seekers have a hard time connecting with local businesses.
People do not have access to transportation.
Worker safety is a big concern.
I am worried about the impact of the local industry on the economy.
We need to diversify investment/industries.
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