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City of Brampton achieves World Council on City Data platinum-level ISO data certification for second consecutive year


​BRAMPTON, ON (October 13, 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, for the second consecutive year.

The City satisfied the requirement for the highest-level, reporting more than 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), joining a select group of more than 100 global cities across 35 countries – and 30 across Canada – who are collecting, sharing, and using city data to make effective and transformative decisions.

As a member of the WCCD Global Network, the City shares local experiences and benchmarks 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 100 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.

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“Brampton is a Well-Run City, and we are building an inclusive community that is safe, sustainable and successful. Through data-driven decision making, we continue to improve quality of life for our residents. We are proud to be recognized as ISO 37120 Platinum-level certified by WCCD for the second consecutive year, and look forward to sharing our local experiences with the WCCD Global Network, as well as learning from other cities, to benefit our residents and those across Canada.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Data is essential to making effective decisions for our residents, and as part of the elite WCCD Global Network, we are able to collaborate and benchmark to learn from other data-driven communities to improve the lives of Bramptonians and people across Canada. The City of Brampton is proud to be recognized by the World Council on City Data for the second consecutive year, and will continue to improve our sustainability and infrastructure and drive economic development through evidence-based decision-making.”
- Harkirat Singh, Chair, Corporate Services; City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is dedicated to advancing the Term of Council Priority: Brampton is a Well-Run City, and – as evidenced by receiving ISO 37120 Platinum-level certification by the WCCD for two consecutive years – we continue to be recognized as a global leader in innovation and data-driven decision making. Our team is constantly striving to build a safe, sustainable and successful city for our residents, and will continue to do so by leveraging our partnerships for collaboration and making evidence-based decisions.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

On behalf of the WCCD, it is my pleasure to congratulate the City of Brampton on its second year of WCCD ISO 37120 Certification at the highest, Platinum level. Brampton stands out amongst a group of over 100 WCCD cities globally in its commitment to harnessing standardized city data to drive forward a more sustainable, resilient, prosperous, inclusive and smart future for all Brampton’s residents. Congratulations to Mayor Brown, Chief Administrative Officer David Barrick, Council and Staff on this achievement as part of the Data for Canadian Cities Project. The WCCD is standing by to work with you as you continue to report this annual data while using it to drive change for residents across your City and monitor your exceptional progress.”
- Dr. Patricia McCarney, President and CEO, WCCD

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