Tuesday 21 August 2018

The WCCD welcomes Québec City as a WCCD ISO 37120 Platinum Certified City

August 21, 2018
Québec City
For Immediate Release

At the Institute of Public Administration of Canada Annual Conference on August 21, 2018, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) officially welcomed Québec City to the growing, global network of data-driven cities. The WCCD President and CEO, Dr. Patricia McCarney, officially presented the certificate to Mayor Régis Labeaume.
The WCCD President and CEO Dr. Patricia McCarney presents
the Mayor of Québec City Régis Labeaume with WCCD ISO 37120 Certification. 
Speaking at the event, Dr. McCarney welcomed Québec City as the latest city to join a network of data-driven cities across the globe:

“As the WCCD continues to expand its global network of cities committed to high calibre, standardised and independently verified city data - we are particularly proud to welcome Québec to the network and to present Mayor Labeaume with WCCD ISO 37120 platinum certification – the highest level of certification. In visiting Québec, it is quite clear that this City excels – both locally and globally – in its commitment to data-driven leadership and decision making. Mayor Labeaume and his team are truly dedicated to creating a more sustainable, resilient, prosperous, inclusive and smart future for the citizens of Québec. It is through this leadership that Québec will serve as an example to other cities across the province, the country and the globe.”

The WCCD is the global leader in standardised city data that helps to create smart, sustainable, resilient and prosperous cities. Québec City’s membership in the WCCD gives the City the opportunity to compare best practices with other cities and actively participate in a worldwide organisation that uses standardised metrics to find innovative solutions to shared challenges. Québec City’s ISO 37120 data is now viewable on the WCCD Open City Data Portal (accessible through www.dataforcities.org) which allows for local, national and international comparisons.

"The City of Québec is extremely proud to receive Platinum certification from the WCCD, which confirms our leadership in the sustainable development of our community. This certification is more than just a prestigious distinction - it also requires us to update and analyze essential data on individuals and families in an indicator system that takes into account the footprint we will leave on the resources that are key to the well-being of future generations," said Québec City Mayor Labeaume.  

The WCCD ISO 37120 certification comprises 100 indicators around 17 themes on city sustainability and quality of life. Cities are certified based on the recommendation of an independent third-party verifier who reviews the city data; ensuring conformity with the definition and methodologies of ISO 37120. Québec City is the eighth city to receive ISO 37120 certification in Canada, joining a global network of over 60 cities worldwide.