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Our Team

Collaborating to create more liveable, inclusive communities

The Network is a program of Future Cities Canada, led by Evergreen with OpenNorth and a national community of partners.

About Evergreen – Project Lead

Evergreen is helping make cities flourish. Cities that are low carbon, inclusive to all and sustainable at their core. Cities to live, move, work, play, learn and thrive in.

Since 1991, we’ve been facilitating change. Working with other city builders to convene, collaborate and catalyze ideas into action. Our teams connect with many stakeholders to lead with a mindset focused on solutions. We collaborate to develop innovative ideas and catalyze change by testing solutions, developing prototypes and scaling projects.

Through its award-winning suite of programs, Evergreen actively engages Canadians in creating and sustaining healthy urban environments in schools, public spaces, housing and transit systems, and communities themselves.

About OpenNorth – Lead Technical Partner

Founded in 2011, OpenNorth started as a small Montreal-based nonprofit with expertise in open data and civic technology. OpenNorth’s growing interdisciplinary team leads national and international multi-stakeholder partnerships on implementing values-driven approaches and solutions that do more than just utilize data and networked infrastructure to make decisions.

OpenNorth now has three streams of activities: the one-to-one advisory services for open smart cities and communities, the multi-disciplinary Applied Research Lab (ARL), and its global/local international program. OpenNorth works with a wide diversity of innovative and connected public administrations and community stakeholders to build their efficient, ethical, and collaborative use of data and technology to solve complex problems. They equally sustain global peer-to-peer networks for knowledge sharing that improves smart and open governance practices for residents.