Help Waterloo region win the smart cities challenge!

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If you’re 18 years old or younger, we need your support! Please sign and share this petition!

Did you know our community has been shortlisted for a one in five chance of winning $50 million to improve the well-being of children and youth? That’s right, we want to make our region THE BEST community in Canada for young people like you!

Last year the Federal Government launched the smart cities challenge, a national competition that encourages communities to come up with innovative technology solutions to their most pressing challenge.

Waterloo region is focusing on healthy children and youth with the goal of making our community the best in Canada for kids. We’re working with children and youth to create new technologies and programs to help them see a positive future for themselves. We’re also working with adults so all children and youth feel supported in school and the community. We’ll share what we learn so all kids in Canada feel valued, heard and included.

To win the $50 million to improve our community, we need to become the best community in Canada for children and youth.

This petition urges Infrastructure Canada (the leaders of the competition) to recognize the participation and support we have from local young people to win the smart cities challenge.

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