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Wed love the chance to tell you more about this exciting initiative so were attending several community events this fall to chat with as many people as we can.. If you are hosting a meeting or event and would like us to attend so you can join the Intelligent YQL movement, contact!
Helen Schuler Nature Centre acquired LEED Gold designation, leading the way to a greener Lethbridge.

What Is An Intelligent Community

Didyou know that Lethbridge is among 145 communities around the world who have been recognized by the Intelligent Community Forum?

Intelligent Communities are places that have recognized the opportunities and challenges created by Information Technologies and have taken conscious steps to create an economy capable of prospering in the 21st century. The Intelligent Community model is based on six pillars that provide framework for collective discussion, understanding and action around community-driven priorities that are enabled through broadband capacity and technology.

We are currently working on a draft strategy that has been developed based on the feedback from 100+ community members, 20 telephone interviews and 22 steering committee members who have dedicated over 500 hours to this process. This is the beginning of a 4-year journey! We will have more tangible outcomes and benefit statements to share soon. But, in the meantime, invite you to inform our work by answering the question below.

We're already a pretty intelligent community. Here's what the community has highlighted so far.

Our small friendly city size helps, as people tend to interact and see one another, daily or weekly, which enables excellent project tracking and promotion. 
- Shelby
tecconnect – a centre for innovation, collaboration and start-ups.
- Trevor
Protecting our natural resources such as the River Valley.
The City's community services dept has a mighty team with an Inclusion Consultant,  hosting regular community events including  a Pangaea Cafe - a wonderful way to meet new people of different cultures and backgrounds.
- Sherri