BRAMPTON, ON (February 17, 2021) – Today, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) announced that the City of Brampton has received ISO 37120 Platinum-level certification, the highest standard in collecting, sharing, and using data to effectively make decisions.
Joined by area MPs on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Members of City Council, WCCD welcomed the City to its Global Network of over 100 cities across 35 countries that have received WCCD ISO 37120 Platinum-level certification. The City reported over 90 of the 104 indicators within WCCD's ISO 37120 standard, as part of the Government of Canada supported Data for Canadian Cities Project (DCCP).
As a member of the WCCD Global Network, the City will share local experiences and benchmark against other data-driven cities across the world to improve services and the quality of life of residents. Brampton will, with its WCCD Global Network partners, measure social, economic and environmental indicators to continue to build a smart, sustainable, resilient, prosperous and inclusive community.
For more information about the World Council on City Data (WCCD) and the certification, visit www.dataforcities.org.
About the Data for Canadian Cities Project
Equipping city leaders across Canada with high-caliber, comparable, and independently verified municipal data, the Data for Canadian Cities Project is a transformative, three-year, Canada-wide project that is currently underway in fifteen data-driven municipalities across the country. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities, the Project provides city leaders with the kind of data they need to make important decisions, but also strengthens internal benchmarking, while enabling robust, apples-to-apples comparisons with thirty cities across Canada, and one hundred cities worldwide. From strengthening sustainability planning to driving economic development to achieving climate-change objectives, and informing critical investment decisions, the Data for Canadian Cities Project offers municipal decision-makers across the country the essential data that they need to create smarter, more sustainable, resilient, prosperous and inclusive communities.
“Brampton is a Well-Run City, and we are building an inclusive community that is safe, sustainable and successful. Working with our network of over 100 global partners who are ISO 37120 Platinum-level certified, we will share our local experiences and learn from similarly data-driven cities to improve quality of life for not only Bramptonians, but people across Canada. I am incredibly proud that Brampton has been recognized for our high standard of data, and look forward to working with other WCCD platinum-level cities to build smart, sustainable and successful communities.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Data is essential to making effective decisions for our residents, and collaboration and benchmarking allow us to continue to learn from our partners to build a city that is safe, sustainable and successful. As part of the elite WCCD Global Network, we will have the opportunity to share what we know in Brampton, and learn from our partners to improve the lives of those in Brampton and across Canada. We are proud to be recognized by the World Council on City Data, and will use this opportunity to continue to improve our sustainability and drive economic development in our great community.”
- Harkirat Singh, Chair, Corporate Services; City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10, City of Brampton
“At the City of Brampton, we are constantly striving to improve our day-to-day operations through data-driven decision-making, effectively managing municipal assets and leveraging partnerships for collaboration and advocacy to improve the lives of our residents. Brampton continues to be a global leader recognized through our ISO 37120 Platinum-level certification, which advances Council’s priority of being a Well-Run City for our residents.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
“All communities, large and small, need good data to plan and build modern public infrastructure. Meeting global data standards is critical. Through the Data for Canadian Cities Pilot Project, in partnership with the World Council on City Data, we've been helping municipal leaders in a number of communities across Canada do just that. I am delighted that Brampton has obtained the ISO standard for municipal data. This will help the City plan projects with quality data and will help guide evidence-based decision-making. Canada's infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and builds stronger communities."
- The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"On behalf of the World Council on City Data, it is my pleasure to congratulate the City of Brampton on achieving WCCD's ISO 37120 Platinum Certification. This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication of your excellent staff and a reflection of the Council's commitment to evidence-based decision-making. With applications from improved service delivery to economic development, planning and infrastructure investment, the City's ISO-certified data demonstrates Brampton's strengths and opportunities for development. Through our partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities and Minister McKenna, we look forward to working with the City of Brampton through the remaining year of the Data for Canadian Cities Project, and beyond."
- Dr. Patricia McCarney, President and CEO, WCCD
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