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We didn't get the grant, but we're still moving forward.

The winners of the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge were announced on May 14, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada. Airdrie’s proposal was not successful in the $10 million grant category. Congrats to the winners!

We are not giving up as we believe our proposed technology can contribute to an even better quality of health and well-being in our city. We will be looking at other funding options so that one day we will be Canada’s Healthiest Community. Learn more.

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Thank you to McKee Homes Ltd., Abe’s Diner, Save-On-Foods – Kingsview Market, and Genesis Place for letting us film at your locations.

What is the Smart Cities Challenge?

The city of Airdrie was a finalist in the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge for our quest to become Canada’s healthiest city. We have a one in five chance at winning $10 million.

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition that encourages communities to solve their economic, environmental and social challenges by leveraging data and connected technology to improve the lives of their residents. Airdrie has proposed the development of a technology that will deliver real-world benefits to our citizens and have a meaningful and sustained impact on their health.

Not winning the Smart Cities Challenge isn’t going to stop us from becoming Canada’s healthiest community.

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What factors impact overall health?

There is more to health than diet, exercise and access to medical treatment. The primary factors that shape our health are the living conditions we experience known as the social determinants of health. According to the Canadian Medical Association, the social determinants of health can have a larger impact on individual and population health than the health care system. These include how income and wealth is distributed, our employment and working conditions, access to social services and transportation and our ability to obtain quality education, food, and housing.

How do these eight factors shape our health?

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