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Open data and smart communities – Lessons from the Field

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Highlights from the 2018 GO Open Data Conference With technology advancing at an exponential rate – with terms like “smart cities” and “open data” becoming ...

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How lived experiences can help address our most pressing social challenges

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Across Canada, there is a crucial need for agencies that have a social justice and/or community improvement approach that helps foster job skills and helps ...

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Kingston Transit – An award-winning formula

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The City of Kingston was recently honoured at the 2018 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Cities Conference held in Ottawa, in recognition of the many ...

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Creating a more inclusive Canada: Bringing women of all backgrounds to the table

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Canada is home to many diverse groups of women, and it is becoming more and more apparent that these women need to be better represented ...

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10 election season tips for municipal clerks and communicators

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For many communities across the country this year … It’s election season! Potential municipal candidates have already begun to show their faces and raise their ...

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Partnering with private developers to create affordable housing in your municipality

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Every community is experiencing some form of social and economic inequality, the most common being income inequality (which can be directly related to housing and ...

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Municipal leaders honored for outstanding work building our communities

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As the order of governments closest to daily life, municipalities are building tomorrow’s more livable, inclusive and sustainable communities. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) ...

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The struggle behind being liked: Why leaders should test their boundaries

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Imagine you overhear a conversation about yourself where someone describes you as “nice” or “agreeable” or “likable.” How would you feel? Would you be pleased? ...

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