Thursday 14 July 2022


  (Please visit the following link to view the original release on the City of Markham's Website)

July 14, 2022

The City of Markham is thrilled to receive the ISO 37120 Platinum-level certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD) for the third consecutive year, as part of the three-year Data for Canadian Cities Pilot Project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities.

With three years of data, and the City’s commitment to continuing its work with the WCCD, Markham joins more than 30 Canadian cities and 100 cities globally – who are collecting, sharing and using data to make effective and transformative decisions.

Having established a baseline of data for the past two years, the City of Markham will be able to start assessing service delivery and quality of life to drive forward key policies.

“The City of Markham is honoured to be awarded the highest level of WCCD ISO 37120 certification for the third consecutive year,” said Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “We are proud to join a distinct list of world cities that share information to build more resilient, vibrant and livable cities. We look forward to continuing to use the data to support decision making and collaborate.”

ISO 37120 is the first ISO standard developed especially for cities. It contains 104 fully numeric indicators across 19 themes, and measures City services and quality of life using a common international standard.

“On behalf of the WCCD, it is a pleasure to congratulate the City of Markham on its third consecutive WCCD ISO 37120 Certification at the highest Platinum level,” said Dr. Patricia McCarney, WCCD President and CEO. “Working with Council and Staff, I look forward to exploring how this three years of data continuity can be put to work and propel Markham forward as a data-driven city. As an active and prominent participant in WCCD’s Canadian and Global Network, the City stands out through its dedication to harnessing high caliber data to create a more prosperous, resilient, sustainable, inclusive and smart future for its residents and visitors.”

Markham originally joined the WCCD Canadian and Global Network of over 100 cities as part of the Data for Canadian Cities Pilot Project. This certification marks the third and final year of this initial project.

The WCCD was founded in 2014 and helps communities of all sizes worldwide embrace standardized, independently verified and globally comparable city data to become more sustainable, resilient, prosperous, inclusive and smart.


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