January 30, 2018

In 2017, the Government of Canada put forward a Smart Cities Challenge designed to inspire communities of all sizes to come forward with their best ideas for improving the lives of local residents through innovation, data, and connected technology. In response to this federal funding opportunity, the South Island Prosperity Project (SIPP), the economic development agency for the Greater Victoria region, is working with regional stakeholders to develop a South Island Vision 2040 and proposal to Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge program.

This Regional Profile report summarizes research undertaken by the Delphi Group on the regional assets, capabilities, and opportunities to help position this effort. Highlights from the report are provided in the table below.

Report (pdf)