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Events

Learn, connect and engage with other community leaders

We provide advisory and capacity-building resources to support communities of all sizes, in regions across the country.

What's coming up?

In this webinar, learn about Social procurement. This webinar is part of the Open Smart Fundamentals: Community Solutions Webinar Series, which features six webinars on key topics for open smart cities. In this series there will be four webinars offered in English, and two in French.

During this webinar, we will be joined by two leading experts in this area: Elizabeth Chick, Executive Director of Buy Social Canada and David LePage, Managing Partner at Buy Social Canada. The remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for questions and answers.

Click here to register to this webinar about Social procurement!

In this webinar, learn about Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS). This webinar is part of the Open Smart Fundamentals: Community Solutions Webinar Series, which features six webinars on key topics for open smart cities. In this series there will be four webinars offered in English, and two in French.

During this webinar, we will be joined by two leading experts in this area: Colin Maudry, Consultant for Open Contracting Partnership and Pierre-Antoine Ferron, Advisor on Open Smart Cities at OpenNorth. The remaining time (approximately 30 minutes) will be reserved for questions and answers.

Click here to register to this webinar about Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS)!

Webinar in French

We offer various types of events

Idea Camps

Idea Camps represent a series of regional events that bring together mid- and senior-level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders for peer-to-peer exchange and intensive instruction from experts to build capacity in the areas of open data, governance and public engagement.

Collision Days

Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

Community Roundtables

Roundtable events bring together local municipal staff and Indigenous leaders in all regions of the country. Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, technology-adoption strategies and smart city approaches, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Indigenous Community Roundtables

The Indigenous Community Roundtables will provide a convening space, programming and learning opportunities for Inuit, First Nations and Métis community leads, cross-sectoral advisors and innovators to learn, share and connect.