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Spearheaded by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM), the Data for Society Hub (DSH) is developing a digital platform to gain insight into the specific issues and needs of Montréal’s communities. This infrastructure will be sustained by Montréal’s academic sector, municipal government, and local community organizations. It is a tool for collective intelligence that aims to increase our ability to analyze complex social phenomena.

The project is based on a data partnership in which members collaborate with CIRM to define the functions, processes, legal, technological, and governance aspects of the proposed solution. In this context, CIRM has partnered with Centraide of Greater Montréal, Montréal’s Regional Director of Public Health, Montréal’s Department of Diversity and Social Inclusion, and Montréal – Métropole en santé.

The various components of the DSH will become operational by the end of 2024.


An innovation project community

The DSH is one of 13 projects coordinated by the Montréal Urban Innovation Lab (MUIL) as part of Montréal in Common. This is the Montréal component of the Smart Cities Challenge, a pan-Canadian competition initiated by Infrastructure Canada, whose first prize was awarded to the city in April 2019.

The members of Montréal in Common aim to improve the population’s quality of life through the use of technology.

The approach of MUIL and its partners is based on citizen participation, judicious use of data, and collaboration between stakeholders. The solutions will address two main issues: access to quality nutrition and the development of dynamic mobility.

More information is available on the official Montréal in Common website.


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